Census is key in socio-economic planning and resource allocation
SEE ALSO :Garissa MCAs want census date changedCertain regions of this country are at a crossroads. Security, which should be a right for the citizens and an obligation for the State remains a rumour for huge tracts of certain regions. Parts of the coastal strip, the Rift Valley and huge chunks of northern Kenya remain unpoliced 56 years after independence. During this two-night exercise, security agencies should aim at maintaining law and order at acceptable levels and hopefully carry over this vigilance even after the census exercise. As a people, there are times when the government has called on the population to come out in numbers and register in previous processes shrouded in mystery with little or incoherent explanation on their need. The census, however, is one of the exercises that should logically make sense for Kenyans. Data from this exercise will be key in resource allocation and socio-economic planning. Let us get counted. But even as we do, let us hope that the data curated will count in the long term. Also, here’s to hoping that this will not be another avenue through which Kenyans will lose money to corrupt cartels that are without doubt planning yet another heist. We simply cannot take any more of such losses.
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