Senator Kipchumba’s Advice Ahead of Census Backfires

Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.PHOTO/COURTESY

Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, has found himself in trouble with Kenyans after making a call to his county residents to travel home ahead of the census so that they can be counted from their place of birth.

According to the vocal legislator, the statistics acquired from the census exercise will play a key role in the plan of the county’s development agenda.

Murkomen posted on his Twitter page arguing that important government decisions like resources allocations,  political representation, and development agenda will all be made based on the results of the census.

‘I urge the people and residents of Elgeiyo Marakwet to turn up on 24th and 25th and be counted at home. This census will play a key role for the next 10 years in resources allocations,  political representation, and development agenda. Be present! Be loyal! Be Patriotic! Protect the Future!” read Kipchumba’s post.

Murkomen’s advice comes after Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, warning to politicians on Thursday against rallying Kenyans to travel to their rural homes.

The tough-talking CS claimed that he was aware of some of politicians plan of transport people to their places of birth for the census at the night of Friday.

Murkomen’s advice , however, did not go well with Kenyans who received it with a lot of criticism. A section of Kenyans further accused him of ‘politicizing’ the census event while ‘inciting’ residents against Matiangi’s order.

Here are some of the reactions;

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