NAIROBI—It has been two weeks since the leaders drawn from Northeastern region publicly vowed to file suit challenging the 2019 census results.
Kulan Post can authoritatively report that two weeks after the declaration, no such case was lodged at the High Court, nor notice of response served with the Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
Several leaders whom we’ve contacted for response absolved themselves of blame. They claim a team was selected to spearhead the process.
Further delay and blame game among the political leaders could let the the now disputed census numbers pass without challenge despite outcry by residents of the three counties who said results was manipulated for “malicious intent.”
Last week, Governors, senators and MPs drawn from Wajir, Mandera and Garissa counties vowed to challenge the 2019 census result at the High Court. They unanimously said it was maliciously manipulated to reduce the numbers of the Northeastern counties in a bid to deny the locals more resources.
2009 CENSUS CHALLENGE
In 2010, the political leadership from NEP challenged the national government’s bid to lower the 2009 census results.
The state says they were inflated and wanted them reduced, but leaders objected since population is a factor in financial assistance.
The region is already marginalised and the government should not cut funding, they argue.