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Mandera Governor Ali Roba is calling on the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to initiate proper mechanisms that would fairly accommodate communities in Northern Kenya during the National population census scheduled for August this year.

Roba says failure to correctly capture the number of citizens in the region will derail the socio-economic growth.

Mandera Governor Ali Roba says pastoralists traditionally migrate in search of pasture and water, a trend that will adversely affect their involvement in the planned national population census scheduled for August.

Roba wants the by the Kenya Bureau of Statistics to put in place proper mechanisms to ensure a credible exercise.

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The Mandera County Boss also called upon the central government to ensure timely release of the equalization fund as mandated by the constitution.

Mandera is one of the regions rebuilding its infrastructure and exploring untapped potential to boost its economic power despite terrorism threats especially along the Kenya-Somalia border.

Meanwhile, Laikipia North MP Sarah Lekorere is challenging parents and teachers from schools in Laikipia North to come up with modalities on how to finance construction of toilets which she noted are inadequate in many institutions.

Lekorere clarified that the National Government Constituency Development Fund will not finance any construction of toilets.

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The MP who met education stakeholders in the region at St Francis Girls Secondary School in Doldol stated that it was the responsibility of school communities to cater for small projects and reserve the CDF for bigger ones.

Lekorere at the same time lamented the poor performance by most schools in Laikipia North urging stakeholders to work on changing the trend.

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