MERE CLAIMS

Proof of ‘cooking’ needed to contest census outcome

Disgruntled leaders should conduct own count to challenge national figures

In Summary

• Complaints will stop being lodged with time as long as there are no contesting numbers. 

• These leaders have themselves to blame for having not sensitised their people of the importance of being counted. 

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics Director General Zachary Mwangi and Planning PS Julius Muia during the launch of 2019 economic survey in Nairobi on April 25
'UNWELCOME' RESULTS: Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics Director General Zachary Mwangi and Planning PS Julius Muia during the launch of 2019 economic survey in Nairobi on April 25
Image: ENOS TECHE

The counties which feeling resentful of the outcome of the national census should conduct their own count.

After all, they’re also a ‘mini-government’. Counties can cry foul but court action will not reverse the figures. The aggrieved counties should just conduct their own to have the figures to challenge the central government figures.

Complaining only seems like a false allegation against the national government but with tangible proof to contest the released result, they have a better chance of getting the nation’s attention.

But as long as all they do is point fingers and threaten to sue, they are just another batch of Kenyans complaining about something.

They have themselves to blame for having not sensitised their people on the importance of being counted. 

 

Mombasa