President Kenyatta urges all Kenyans to participate in the census


President Kenyatta urges all Kenyans to participate in the census
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Bishop David Oginde at Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Karen, Nairobi County, on August 24, 2019.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on all Kenyans to participate in the national census which kicks off on Saturday evening.

The President urged all Kenyans to heed the government’s enumeration call saying the census seeks to provide the data needed in planning national development activities.

“We need to be counted, we need to know who we are, where we are in order for us to be able to divide the resources that God has given us in a manner that is equitable, that reaches every single citizen of this country,” the President said.

The President spoke on Saturday when he joined thousands of jubilant Christians during the 60th anniversary of the Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Karen, Nairobi County.

The President, who was accompanied by his Deputy Dr William Ruto, said proper planning and execution of government projects can only be successfully if it has proper facts of its population.

He said through national census the public would understand why certain projects are being carried out in particular places by their government

“As we move forward and continue growing in numbers, as a people we would want to be sure that there are enough educational, health and infrastructural facilities that help in providing the basic services,” the President said.

“We don’t do this on guesswork, we need to do it based on facts, therefore it is my hope and prayer that we will all in good faith turn up and be counted,” he added.

The Head of State called on Kenyans to unite and work together for the good of their nation saying it is the responsibility of every citizen to shape the country they desire.

For the country to attain its ambitious development objectives and to fulfil the dreams of the nation’s forefathers, the President said Kenyans need to continue living together as brothers and sisters in peace and harmony.

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