Turkana Women Representative Joyce Emanikor has poked holes into the just-released census results.
MP Emanikor has first spoken on the plight of thousands of enumerators who worked tirelessly to collect the census data from across the country.
“I wish the government would have been as swift in paying the census enumerators as they have been in releasing the results,” said MP Emanikor.
The second term serving women leader said, “It is a shame that some people, most of them really needy, are still waiting to be paid for work they did.”
The sixth national census in Kenya was carried out on the night of 24th August in 2019.
After studying the released census results touching on her county, Turkana, MP Emanikor observed that some of the regions were missing in the figures.
“Can we see the population of Lorumoru, Kaemosea among other unreachable areas. The results cannot be just what we have been given,” said the County MP.
Turkana County covers 77,000 square kilometres and is the largest county in Kenya after Marsabit County. It is divided into six constituencies and seven sub-counties.
The constituencies are Loima, Turkana Central, Turkana East, Turkana North, Turkana South, and Turkana West.
The sub-counties are Kibish, Loima, Turkana Central, Turkana East, Turkana North, Turkana South, and Turkana West
In regard to the census count for constituencies, MP Emanikor said, “Turkana North being the largest constituency with two sub-counties has been treated unfairly in terms of numbers.”
The Results are:
- Kibish 36,769
- Turkana North 65, 218
- Loima 107,795
- Turkana East 138, 526
- Turkana South 153, 736
- Turkana Central 185, 305
- Turkana West 239, 627