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Enumerator in Nyamira gives out census kit as collateral at a local bar

The police launched a search after receiving the report which let to the recovery of the gadgets at a joint identified as Club Focus/FILE

NYAMIRA, Kenya, Aug 23 – An enumerator has been arrested in Nyamira County for giving out a census data kit as collateral after failing to pay his alcohol bills.

Gilbert Maranga, an ICT Supervisor in Kemera area is said to have gone missing since Thursday prompting the Nyamira County Census Coordinator, Lensa Apondi,  to report his absence to police.

The police launched a search after receiving the report which led to the recovery of the gadgets at a joint identified as Club Focus.

“A search was mounted and we were able to locate him at a drinking joint at Princess Pub where he was arrested and led the police to another bar namely Club Focus were the gadgets were recovered from the Club Manager,” a senior police officer said, “he had kept the gadgets as collateral having consumed alcohol on credit.”

Kenya will be conducting a national census exercise on August 24 and 25, ten years after the last census that was undertaken in 2009.

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Chairman Peter Kiguta there are 2,700 ICT supervisors, 27,000 content monitoring supervisors and 135,000 enumerators recruited to undertake the exercise across the country.

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