2019 Census numbers were cooked — Aden Duale

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale. [Photo/File]

2019 Census numbers were cooked — Aden Duale

National Assembly Majority leader and Garissa Town MP Aden Duale has joined other leaders from Tharaka Nithi, Marakwet and other counties in rubbishing the recently released 2019 census results.

Duale who spoke on Wednesday flanked with several leaders from Northern Kenya said the numbers do not add up and claimed the results were false.

“You cannot stop the tyranny of numbers. You can not stop human beings walking on the streets. The game is not played in the boardrooms but the bedroom,” said Duale.

“Don’t think that you can cook numbers. If you want to sustain your tyranny take it to the bedroom, not the boardroom,” he added.
Duale challenged the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to open up their servers if they really wanted to prove the data released is credible.


“If you have too many men who do they marry? Do they marry themselves? We want the raw data and server opened,” he added.

“Instead, we are certain that the data used was for pre-census mapping. This data is false and not fit for the purpose of use. Someone wants to create a scenario where some people will be marginalised and take our resources to certain regions,” he said.

The lawmaker further alleged that the numbers have been doctored by the Interior Ministry and not KNBS.

“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.

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