MCAs urge Bungoma residents to take census exercise seriously

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Martin Wanyonyi addressing mourners at Sipala village, Webuye East sub county
Martin Wanyonyi addressing mourners at Sipala village, Webuye East sub county

MCAs Martin Wanyonyi of Ndivisi ward and his counterpart Violet Makhanu of Mihuu ward have urged Webuye East and Bungoma County residents to ensure they participate in the Kenya Housing and Population Census that will start on August 24th to August 31st. Wanyonyi said it’s important for Webuye East residents to take part in the enumeration exercise which determines how resources will be distributed, adding that resources are allocated depending on the number of people residing in a region. Speaking during the burial of Mama Joyce Sayo Mudanya at Sipala village in Mihuu ward, Webuye East sub county, he said Webuye East has been marginalized for a very long time in government appointments. He said it’s maybe due to its small population.

He also implored parents to make sure that people living with disabilities are counted and the data tabulated so they can receive the special attention required. “The census will provide the much needed comprehensive data at County and lower levels to inform the government on development planning and programming to facilitate delivery of quality services to the citizens of this country,” he said.

On her part, Mihuu ward MCA Violet Makhanu asked the census officers and enumerators to make themselves known adequately when going to the homes to curb insecurity, since gangs may capitalize on the exercise to engage in theft and other criminal activities. She faulted Webuye sub county commissioner for overseeing a poor selection of officers who will conduct the census exercise, by bringing people from outside the area.