Murang’a leaders plead with locals to participate in upcoming census

Murang’a leaders are pleading with their electorate to participate in the upcoming national census to enable their constituencies get enough resources for development.

Led by Senator Irungu Kang’ata, MPs Muturi Kigano (Kangema) and Peter Kimari (Mathioya) separately pleaded with electorate residing in other parts of the country to travel home for the purpose of the exercise.

They claimed Mathioya and Kangema were at risk of being merged if they fail to meet the required population threshold.

MP Kimari said mobilization measures have been taken, as he pleaded with the locals to participate in the national exercise at homes. He was speaking from Geneva.

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He asked parents in Mathioya to give the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KNBS) officials details of their children and grandchildren living outside the constituency.

“All leaders and parents have been sensitized over the importance of the exercise, thus need for the locals to submit all information to the enumerators,” he said.

On his part, Kang’ata said he will offer transport to ensure Murang’a people are counted at home. “We are concerned. The future of the two constituencies hangs in the balance due to low population as they will likely be merged,” he said.

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Murang’a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre said all measures have been taken in training the personnel who will be involved in the exercise.

“All systems are set for the exercise. We hope the people of Murang'a will fully participate in the crucial national exercise,” said Barre.

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National CensusSenator Irungu Kang’ata