Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi have urged Kenyans to present themselves and ensure they are counted during the census. The counting of citizens will take place on Saturday and Sunday nights, with enumerators, supervisors and other officials already deployed. Speaking during a press briefing, the two leaders urged Kenyans to make sure they are counted, “Remember that you will be counted based on where you spend the night….please don’t be left behind in this very critical national exercise, be counted so that you can count,” said Wetangula.
According to the government, 129,123 enumerators have been deployed to cover conventional households while an additional 9,000 enumerators have been deployed to cover special populations in the restricted areas like prisons, travellers and hospitals. The broken down costs of the whole exercise covers a variety of sections, with Design development and planning costing Kshs 255 million, cartographic mapping which happened two and a half years ago costing over Kshs 3 billion, Kshs 500 million was used for publicity and advocacy, the pilot census was Kshs 118 million, the main enumeration will cost Kshs 10 billion, costs of ICT and equipment, software is Kshs 3 billion, Kshs 200 million is the cost for analysis.