Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui has sent a strong message to bar owners to ensure they close their businesses on Saturday 24th August at 5pm, to allow everyone be counted.

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He assured Nakuru residents that all security measures are in place for the census exercise scheduled to commence on Saturday.

Addressing the media in Nakuru on Wednesday morning, Mbui divulged that the county has 6,145 areas that will take part in the exercise.

According to Mbui, 87 ICT supervisors, 821 content supervisors, and 6,555 enumerators have already been employed for the exercise.

He said during the exercise, the enumerators will be accompanied by community policing officials to help with identification, as well as police officers for security purposes.

Local administrators led by chiefs will also assist in the exercise. The census is expected to run for two days, countrywide.

“All is set for the exercise with staff already employed,” said Mbui.

In Kenya, population census is conducted after 10 years, with an aim of establishing the total population for purposes of planning.