Fate of constituencies that did not meet population criteria in limbo

What you need to know:

  • IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati yesterday said the boundaries will be reviewed after the March 24-25, 2019 census.

  • This will determine the population required for a constituency to maintain its status.

  • The population of a constituency must be higher or lower than its quota by 40 per cent for cities and sparsely populated areas, and 30 per cent for other areas.

  • The quota is arrived at by dividing the total population by the 290 constituencies.

The fate of 27 constituencies that did not meet the population criteria in the 2012 boundary review now hangs in the balance after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said it will be open to change in the upcoming evaluation.

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