Five Homabay residents move to court to block census


Five Homa Bay County residents have moved to court seeking to block census from being conducted in their county.

Michael Otieno , Evance Gor, John Kisiara, Antoney Tindi and Daniel Onyango want the court to quash the census exercise for being unconstitutional, null and void.

The petitioners argue that the census exercise injures the public to the extent that Kenyans will be forced to pay for idle exercise and the country has no justification at the moment and for a long time to come for embracing the highly accountable exercise like census.

The five want the court to prohibit Homa-Bay County Commissioner, Homa-Bay County Statistics officer, Attorney General and Kenya Bureau of Statistics from carrying any activities with regard to census in Homa-Bay County pending hearing and determination of the case.

They also want the respondents be compelled to provide information on the request made on July 29 this year which was not responded too.

The applicants say that the officers acted outside the law and secretly to achieve undisclosed collateral purpose in the exercise.

The five accuse the respondents of hiring persons who did not apply for various positions and serving as public servants who are pensionable. An act which is unconstitutional.