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Census enumerator captured playing with children in viral video speaks

When given a job to do, it matters you do it devotedly. This was the case for the census enumerator Collins Kiprono who was filmed playing with kids in a viral video.

The video made the  Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to ask netizens to share information of Kiprono so they could ‘celebrate’ him.

And just like most people who are passionate about their jobs, Kiprono now says he never anticipated the video would go viral.

In an interview with NTV, Kiprono disclosed he had just embarked on the enumeration exercise when he met the excited children.

Collins who was a special enumerator and was tasked with counting the sick and those traveling says he never anticipated the video captured by his colleagues would excite Kenyans.

“ It (the video) apparently went viral and I wasn’t prepared,” he said.

He said he’s happy when he causes people to change for the better, puts a smile on people’s face or cause people learn. has since established that Collins has made contacts with KNBS officials in Nairobi.

When the video emerged, Kenyan netizens celebrated Collins saying he was an example of how people should be excited about their jobs.

“You showed up put in the work, and put a smile on someone’s face, we celebrate you today. Anyone with information that could help us celebrate this Enumerator Kindly inbox,” KNBS tweeted on August 31.

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