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KNBS Mandate

The Statistics Act 2006 specifically mandates KNBS to:

  1. Act as the principal agency of the government for collecting, analysing and disseminating statistical data in Kenya
  2. Act as custodian of official statistics.
  3. Conduct the Population and Housing Census every ten years, and such other censuses and surveys as the Board may determine;
  4. Maintain a comprehensive and reliable national socio-economic database
  5. Establish standards and promote the use of best practices and methods in the production and dissemination of statistical information across the NSS; and
  6. Plan, authorise, coordinate and supervise all official statistical programmes undertaken within the national statistical system.