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Rotich warns against fake census jobs posted on Facebook

By IBRAHIM ORUKO January 23rd, 2019 1 min read

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has warned the public against a job scam on social media on the upcoming national population census.

The scam involves Facebook adverts on vacancies of fake census enumerator jobs.

The minister clarified that recruitment for the position will start in June

For the first time, the census will be fully technology based and the results are expected to be out by December. This will be the shortest time the government has ever taken to release census results.

The results for the  August 2009 census were officially released in August 2010.

Mr Rotich said the two-day census will to start on August 24 and urged politicians not to interfere with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics’s work.

“If you have any reason to challenge the process it must be on the basis of facts. That’s the debate we want to have,” said Mr Rotich.

Mr Rotich also dismissed claims that the Kenyan census is more expensive compared to others in the region.

By the time it is completed, the government will have spent Sh18.5 billion allocated over the last three years, a cost Mr Rotich says compares favourably with international standards.