Leaders dispute 2019 census results, threaten court action

Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani (left) hands President Uhuru Kenyatta the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results at State House, Nairobi, on November 4, 2019. The results have been contested by some leaders. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru praised KNBS for releasing the census results in good time.
  • But some residents said corruption is to blame for the county’s low population.
  • In Vihiga, Nyamira, Homa Bay and Siaya, leaders said the census figures were manipulated.

Leaders from at least a dozen counties on Tuesday disputed the 2019 census results and threatened court action as the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) defended its report.

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