Tuesday, August 20, 2019- Kenyans who will give false information, knowingly, in the upcoming Population and Housing Census, will risk a one-year jail term or a fine of Sh100, 000 or both.

Those who will boycott the count that kicks off in five days also risk a Sh100,000 fine or one-year jail term.

This is according to the Statistics (Amendment) Bill and the Accreditation Service Bill, which outlines the severe penalties to enhance legitimacy of the data collected that President Uhuru signed into law mid-last month.

“Any person who willfully fails to give any information or particular as required under this Act commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.” says the Act.

All persons who will be within Kenya’s borders on census night (August 24/25) will be counted. This includes people found in the households, those in transit, individuals in hotels and lodges and institutions such as hospitals and prisons, among others.
Counting of people will start on the night of August 24, and continue up to August 31, when it is scheduled to end.

A section of Kenyans had vowed to boycott the exercise citing corruption in the hiring of the enumerators.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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