Nyeri Town MP, Ngunjiri Wambugu, has criticized severely a move by National Assembly Majority leader, Aden Duale, to rally leaders from the northern region of the country to reject Census results.
Taking to social media, the vocal Nyeri Town legislator told Duale to stop playing mind games with Kenyans.
Dismissing Duale’s allegations of the Census results being doctored, Wambugu wondered how the population would increase rapidly as claimed by the northern region leaders whereas the national average even in 2009 showed they had more men than women.
“Duale awache kutuchezea akili.(Duale stop playing mind games on us)One of the arguments North Eastern leaders use to explain why their rapid ‘increase’ in population is that they are marrying many wives. So how are they marrying many wives when they have more men, than women![sic]” Wambugu’s Facebook post read in part.
With a change of tone in his post, Wambugu, also urged the northern region legislators to learn to respect data.
“Garissa now has more people than Nyeri – and as much as we don’t understand how we aren’t calling pressers to condemn data we have not finished analyzing,” he said.
On Wednesday, Duale said the results were not for the actual remuneration that took place.
“Don’t think that you can cook numbers. If you want to sustain your tyranny take it to the bedroom, not the boardroom.”
“If you have too many men who do they marry? Do they marry themselves? We want the raw data and server opened,” leader of the majority added.
On the press briefing, Duale also said it is the Ministry of Treasury and Planning that should conduct the census and not the Interior ministry.
“We want to ask CS Ukur Yattani that who was in charge of the census? The Census is the function of the Ministry of planning,” he said.