Results of the 2019 population census were released and they ave triggered different reactions from both political leaders and citizens.
Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki, Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara and Chuka Igamba Ng’ombe MP Patrick Munene have declared the county’s 393,177 population figure as low and have vowed to petition KNBS to review this results.
On the other hand, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has threatened to take legal action against KNBS over what he terms as “misrepresentation of the number of people “in his county.
He claims that the figure released by KNBS is not the correct population of his county and that Ngare Mare residents have been listed as residents of IsiolO county.
Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has disputed the 1,056,640 figure recorded as the population for Murang’a County.
“I’m shocked to see those results because that is not we expected. I think there is something fishy that has been done. But we shall have a meeting as Mt. Kenya leaders to look into these figures keenly and take a position on this issue,” said the MP.
A section of political leaders in Homa Bay County led by National Assembly Minority leader John Mbadi have, expressed satisfaction with the results, saying they are reasonable compared to the population census conducted in 2009.