Man enumerated at Kiambu police station


A man who refused to be enumerated at Anmer sub-location of Kiambu sub-county on grounds of faith was eventually enumerated at the Kiambu police station.
John Ogutu had stormed out of his house when he spotted the enumerators in his neighborhood Thursday, while shouting that his religion did not allow him to be enumerated
Through efforts of the security personnel that had accompanied the team, the man was arrested and booked at Kiambu police station vide OB 23/29/2019. Upon reaching the police station and apparently weighing the consequences, he accepted to be enumerated and was then released.
In Thika, the enumeration team braved heavy downpour Thursday to continue with the exercise so as to clear target for the day. Assistant Chief for Murera location Eddah Kahindo said there were no incidents experienced in her team which covered Murera and Twiga sub-locations.
Kiambu County commissioner Mr. Wilson Wanyanga thanked the 13 Deputy County Commissioners for their intensive mobilization for the census exercise.
He said the exercise was progressing well and urged them to exert more energy Friday so that they wind up at a 100 per cent coverage on Saturday as scheduled by KNBS.
The county commissioner has embarked on a tour of the sub-counties to assess the progress of the exercise on the ground.
According to the administrator, the target population of Kiambu County is close to 3 million people owing to its proximity to the capital City of Nairobi County. “Many people are accommodated in Kiambu but work in the neighboring counties of Nairobi, Murang’a, Nakuru and Machakos.
Kiambu County Kenya National bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Coordinator Willy Konde said his teams were doing well on the ground.
He appealed to the County Census Committee members to continue supporting KNBS until the end of the exercise tomorrow.
By Lydia Shiloya

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