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Al Jazeera – Inside Story: Why is Kenya’s census important?



Over the weekend, more than 160,000 people were deployed across Kenya to collect data from its population of about 50 million.
But that process has proven to be difficult, since millions of Kenyans live in slums with no official address.
Millions more are nomadic herders who cross into neighbouring countries regularly.
There’s a history of controversy in Kenya when it comes to censuses. That’s because Kenyan politics are often contested along tribal lines, and census data determines how state resources are allocated.
But in a country divided along ethnic and tribal lines, what does that mean?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra.

Demas Kiprono, Lawyer and Campaign manager at Amnesty International Kenya.
Jonathan Offei-Ansah, Journalist and Publisher of AfricaBriefing.
Patrick Gathara, Writer and Political Analyst.



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