BY DPPS, NAROK,30TH AUG ,2019-Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans who are yet to be counted in the ongoing census exercise that they will be counted before the same exercise comes to an end officially this Saturday.
Speaking in Emurua Dikiir, Narok County, Ruto affirmed that the exercise will be credible to allow the government to plan for its citizen based on accurate numbers.
“I want to urge all those who have not been counted not to worry they will all be counted. We will make sure that every Kenyan, wherever they are, are counted so that we can get credible and accurate figures,” Ruto said on Friday.
The exercise which begun last week on Friday is expected to end on Saturday with Ruto assuring the government is keen see those living with disability are also listed to enable government plan appropriately.
“We need to know how many people are living with disability and all Kenyans in General in the country so that as a government we can plan for everyone based on accurate numbers and not guess work,” he added.
The DP also called on all Kenyans to participate in the exercise and give correct information to enumerators saying it is their right to be counted and be involved in government initiatives.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier called on all Kenyans to participate in the national census saying census seeks to provide the data needed in planning national development activities.
“We need to be counted, we need to know who we are, where we are in order for us to be able to divide the resources that God has given us in a manner that is equitable, that reaches every single citizen of this country,” Kenyatta said.
The President spoke last week on Saturday when he attended the 60th anniversary of the Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Karen, Nairobi County.