Kisii County youths on Monday protested a move by the National Government to approve civil servants into census exercise.
Speaking in Kisii, the Youths have accused The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) of ignoring graduate youths who are Jobless on the Streets.
“The People who have been approved to run the exercise many are civil servants with salaries. Youths we have no Jobs. Like in Kisii County i saw the people who were approved are rich yet we have jobless graduates out here,” Said Willis Obegi.
“We want Fresh vetting to be done. Any civil servant who was approved should go back to their respective Jobs and pave way for us. This is unacceptable,” Lamented Zack Oanda.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been on the run to secure Jobs for young people in line with his big four Agenda, a move which is evidently being challenged by his own Government.
“We want the Government to call off this recruitment until we are clearly told why youths were ignored. We might resolve not to be counted. Any Civil Servant who was given this Job should be fired and go back to his Job. We want those learned people sailing in poverty especially the youth given first priority,” Protested Vincent Gekone.
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has assured Kenyans that preparations for 2019 Population and Housing Census slated for the night of August 24th2019 are proceeding as scheduled.
“The KNBS is working round the clock to ensure preparations for the census are completed within the agreed timelines and meet the internationally recognized thresholds,” Said the Director General, Mr. Zachary Mwangi in a press briefing last week.
They announced that About 170,000 enumerators and supervisors were required to work in this year’s Housing and Population Census.
“This exercise has to adhere to internationally recognized guidelines which advocate for the values of professionalism, transparency, accountability and integrity required of statistical systems in maintaining credibility and public confidence,” Emphasized Mwangi.