Turkana North MP Chris Nakuleu has threatened to seek legal redress if the State Department of Planning and National Development does not correct the anomaly in census figures tallied in his constituency.
Addressing the press on Wednesday in Turkana, Nakuleu issued a 14-day notice asking the department to move expeditiously in rectifying the matter.
The lawmaker termed the population census results a “serious fallacy and a conspiracy to defraud Turkana North constituency its integrity” .
He said the results, which shows that the constituency doesn’t meet the population threshold and should be scrapped, were erroneous and can’t be supported by any evidence. He said the population of Turkana North as per the 2009 census was 166,200 and could not have dipped that low.
Nakuleu said during the exercise, enumerators in the region were not well facilitated and that made it impossible for them to cover the vast constituency.
He further pointed out that at one point during the enumeration exercise, the county statistics officer reportedly lost data after the system crushed.
“Some weeks to the end of the exercise, the county statistics officer called the supervisor and asked that they resend data because the system had crushed. It cant be ascertained if the information that was resend was captured properly in the server,”said Nakuleu.