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Frequently Asked Questions at KNBS

FAQs About KNBS

Frequently Asked Questions About KNBS

KNBS is mandated to collect, compile analyze, publish and disseminate official statistics for public use. In addition, KNBS coordinates, monitors and supervises the National Statistical System (NSS). KNBS was established by an Act of Parliament – the Statistics Act, 2006 No.4. KNBS is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Planning, National Development & Vision 2030.

Real Towers, along Hospital Road in the Upper Hill of Nairobi. However, KNBS has a regional office in all 47 counties of Kenya. You can view all locations on the contact us page. Click here.

The Bureau was established through the Statistics Act of 2006 and initiated in February 2007. The office places staff in other departments of the Kenya Government to collect data. The headquarters is in Herufi House in Nairobi.

KNBS was established by an Act of Parliament – the Statistics Act, 2006 No. 4. KNBS is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Planning, National Development & Vision 2030.

Postal Address: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics , P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI.

Data published by KNBS is found in online databases and offline sources. Offline sources are found in Surveys, Censuses datasets and yearly KNBS reports like ‘Facts and Figures’, ‘Economic Surveys’, and ‘Statistical Abstracts’.

Yes, you can. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has provided elaborate and well-organized reports of historical data on its website. To access these historical data, visit our website any time.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics covers a comprehensively wide scope of statistical data relating to the country’s eco-social growth. These are areas that touch on the key economic progress as well as the social capita of the country. Some of these areas include; GDP reports, BOP reports, and Kenya Demographic Health surveys not excluding all census reports. For more information on other areas of data that KNBS covers, visit our website at any time.

Physical Address
Real Towers, along Hospital Road in the Upper Hill of Nairobi. View Map >>

Postal Address
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI.

Telephone
+254-735-004-401, +254-202-911-000, +254-202-911-001

Director General Office
info@knbs.or.ke, directorgeneral@knbs.or.ke

Data Request
datarequest@knbs.or.ke

To Report Corruption
integrity@knbs.or.ke

Yes. Census data is strictly confidential. All information collected is strictly for use by census officials. All census officials will swear an “Oath of Secrecy” as embodied in the Statistics Act 2006. The Oath forbids census officials from divulging the information collected to unauthorized persons. The Bureau has adhered to international guidelines that advocate for the values of professionalism, transparency, accountability, and integrity required of statistical systems in maintaining credibility and public confidence.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is committed to providing legitimate and ethical employment opportunities. We caution all job seekers to exercise extreme vigilance when searching for KNBS job openings and to be wary of potential job scams. All official KNBS job vacancies are posted on our official website.

Several quality assurance measures are in place to ensure complete and accurate information is collected. Experts and key stakeholders from various institutions will train the field personnel and oversee the actual enumeration. Qualified and well-trained ICT and Content Supervisors will control quality at the field level, while census committees will oversee the exercise nationally. Additionally, an independent team of experts in census-taking is expected to monitor the exercise nationally.

No. At the moment, all KNBS data statistics and reports are only available in PDF format for download. However, as time goes by improvements and allocations for other downloadable data formats will be considered.

Yes, you can. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics website has organized and availed data reports that are location-specific. There are county classified reports that can be easily accessed per specific county of choice. Examples of these data reports include the County Statistical Analysis reports.

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