Balambala MP Abdi Shurie challenges census results

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 00:00 |
Balambala MP Abdi Shurie.

Balambala MP Abdi Shurie has written to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) over what he termed manipulated 2019 census results.

Through Issa and Company Advocates, the lawmaker claimed  the report published by the State agency on November 4, does not reflect correct data of his constituency’s population.

The letter dated November 29, 2019 is addressed to the KNBS Director General and copied to the Attorney General.

Shurie claims the results were manipulated to achieve a well-documented campaign to delegitimise and cancel 2009 census results for the constituencies and three counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera.

Detailing past confrontations between North Eastern counties and the State over disputed 2009 census results, the MP claimed KNBS mounted deliberate efforts and unlawfully lowered the enumerated census figures for the three counties.

Secure devices

He wants all mobile devices  used to enumerate and transmit results in Balambala be secured. He also wants copies of all serial numbers, make and specification of all tablets used by enumerators in the constituency. The MP demanded the list and number of enumerators deployed to the constituency.   -KNA

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