About KNBS

KNBS is mandated to:

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