PHOTOS: How Politicians Treated Census Officials in Their Homes

  • Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu with census officials in her home on 24/8/2019. The Standard
  • The census exercise kicked off on August 24.

    There have been incessant calls from all sectors asking that we show up and get counted during this Housing and Population Census 2019.

    Since then, many have been enumerated, and many more are set to be enumerated as time goes by. Here are some of the leaders and politicians that led by example and got enumerated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta together with former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta and several of his family members were enumerated at his Nairobi home.

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    Uhuru with CS Ukur Yatani during the census exercise in Nairobi on 24/8/2019.

    In a brief address after the enumeration exercise, the President reiterated his earlier call to Kenyans to participate in the national exercise so as to provide the government with appropriate data for purposes of planning national development programs.

    "Mine is to say that I have formally gone through the process. We've completed that exercise with my family," the President stated.

    "Once again I reiterate that this is an exercise that's is geared towards helping us plan for your future. It is an exercise that is geared towards better utilization of your taxes to ensure that they get to the people. You cannot plan if you do not have the right statistics," he added.

    DP Ruto together with his family members was enumerated at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi, some minutes after 6 pm.

    DP William Ruto during the enumeration exercise.
    DP William Ruto during the enumeration exercise on 24/8/2019.

    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was counted in his Karen residence in the company of his family.

    Raila Odinga and Ida at the family home.
    Raila Odinga and wife Ida Odinga at the family home in Karen.

    Former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi was enumerated at his Kabarak home in an exercise led by Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui. Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was also enumerated during the exercise.

    Former President Daniel Moi during the census exercise.
    Former President Daniel Moi during the census exercise.

    Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka was also enumerated at his home in Ukambani.

    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka being enumerated.
    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka being enumerated.

    Senate Majority leader and Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his family were counted at his home in an exercise that was overseen by the sub-county Security Team led by the Assistant County Commissioner.

    Kipchumba Murkomen welcoming the census team.
    Kipchumba Murkomen welcoming the census team.

    Leader of the majority in parliament and Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale and his family also made it to the show.

    Duale and family during enumeration.
    Duale and family during enumeration.

    Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka was counted alongside his wife and grandson.

    Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
    Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.

    Ambassador Amina Mohamed and her husband were among those counted on the first day.

    Amb. Mohammed and her husband pose for a photo with census officials after enumeration.
    Amb. Mohammed and her husband pose for a photo with census officials after enumeration.

    Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala also came out to be patriotically counted.

    Tourism CS Najib Balala and family during enumeration.
    Tourism CS Najib Balala and family during enumeration.

    Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was enumerated at her Kirinyaga home.

    Waiguru answering questions from Census officials.
    Waiguru answering questions from Census officials.

    Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho was enumerated at his Mombasa home.

    Joho and family during enumeration.
    Joho and family during enumeration.

    Kitui governor Charity Ngilu extended her hospitality to the fortunate enumerators with a cup of tea and warm mandazis and warm wishes. She was enumerated at her home in Ithookwe, Kitui Central.

    Ngilu serving tea to the census officials.
    Ngilu serving tea to the census officials.

    Malindi Mp Aisha Jumwa was counted together with her family at their home in Kakuyuni.

    Aisha Jumwa poses for pictures after being enumerated.
    Aisha Jumwa poses for pictures after being enumerated.

    Governor James Ongwae, Kisii county.

    Governor Ongwae and family after enumeration.
    Governor Ongwae and family after enumeration.