Wednesday August 21, 2019 - Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has ordered the closure of all bars countrywide for two days starting on Saturday for the national census exercise.

The national census commences on Saturday, August 24th and will run until Monday August 26.

Speaking at Embu Stadium during the official opening of the 10th edition of the Water Services Companies Games, the CS said bars will be closed on Saturday from 5 pm to give enumerators time to visit homes.

“We are going to close all our social places especially the bars at 5pm to give you an hour to be home before the enumerators arrive at 6pm so that they can find you at home,” Matiangi said.

The no-nonsense CS further assured Kenyans that security will be beefed up and all security personnel have been recalled from leave to ensure that the exercise is carried out effectively.

He also issued a stern warning to those who will purport to be monitoring the census exercise without clearance adding that foreign agencies and individuals had been vetted for approval.


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