The Recruitment of census officials in Isiolo County was fair and transparent and only the qualified were picked, area County Commissioner (CC), Joseph Kanyiri has said.
Kanyiri said the recruitment was conducted by a competent Census Committee, adding assertions that the exercise was marred with irregularities were unfounded.
“But we would also like to put it clear that evidence backed complaints over the hiring of the officials are welcome. Residents and lobbies cannot however expect cancellation of the whole exercise after we have trained those recruited. The census committee was thorough in its work,” said Kanyiri.
The Isiolo Human Rights Defender, Adan Hussein Churu had faulted the recruitment, claiming some content supervisors were shortlisted without attending interviews.
“We have Form four leavers and teachers recruited for the supervisor positions though they are not qualified for the same,” he claimed.
The population counting is scheduled on the night of August 24 and 25.
By Dun Mwenda