DP William Ruto has assured Kenyans who are yet to be counted in the ongoing census that they will be enumerated by end of the week-long exercise on Saturday 31.
Ruto said the census data was important in planning and called on Kenyans to give accurate information to census officials.
“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,” he said Friday in Emurua Dikiir.
Ruto’s call comes a similar assurance by President Uhuru Kenyatta who emphasized the importance of the census data in planning for development.
“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,” said Uhuru at the commencement of the exercise.
Early Friday, the government spokesman Cyrus Oguna called on Kenyans who have not been enumerated to report to chief in their area so they could be counted.
Ruto’s assurance comes at a time when section of Kenyans took to social media on Friday to complain they had not been counted.