Governor Joseph Lenku, Deputy Martin Moshisho, and family members will be counted first in 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census takes off today.
County head of statistics, Johnstone Wanjala announced on Saturday that the two families will be counted at 6 pm on the dot.
Wanjala said all the people recruited to carry the exercise are already in their stations in the five sub-counties in the county.
“We expect the exercise to go on smoothly as there are no rains to destruct us in this noble duty,” said Wanjala on the phone from Kajiado.
He urged members of the public to be at home to ensure they are enumerated.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), those not enumerated by August 31, 2019, should report to the local administrative office.
Adding: “It is not uncommon for members who are momentarily away from their households to be enumerated in absentia.”
On Thursday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i maintained that entertainment joints and bars will remain closed from 6 pm on Saturday saying the exercise happens just once in 10 years.
“I am sorry for the inconvenience caused due to this exercise. We have to carry out the census. We are asking you by 5 pm to proceed home and be counted. Some people are asking me through social media to revise the decision.
“You can go have your drink between 2 pm to 5 pm. This exercise only happens once in 10 years,” he said.
To Christians who often hold vigils, the CS requested them to shift prayers to their houses to ensure they are counted.