Lying to census officials gets Kiambu resident arrested

The resident also hurled insults at the officials

Nelly Kinja arrested in Kiambu for lying to enumerators that she had already been counted on Saturday

Nelly Kinja, a resident of Joyland Estate in Juja, Kiambu County was arrested on Sunday after an altercation with 2019 Population and Housing Census enumerators that involved lies.

Ms Kinja, a landlady in the estate, is said to have denied the enumerators entry into her premises saying that the census served no purpose.

She is said to have hurled vulgarities at the enumerators and claimed that the government had oppressed her with land rates.

When police were called in to assist with the defiant resident, she attempted to deceive them saying that she had been enumerated on Saturday.

Juja Sub-County Police Commander Dorothy Migarusha confirmed that Nelly will be arraigned at the Thika Law Courts on Monday.

Kisumu man, wife arrested for assaulting census officials

In Kisumu, a man and his wife were also arrested on Sunday after he bit the fingers of a village elder and his wife injured the area Assistant Chief on his thigh with a brick.

Mr Richard Ochieng' and his wife were visited by the local leaders after they chased enumerators away from their home in Obunga slums on Saturday night - the census reference night.

Acting Kanyakwar Chief Maurice Ojwang explained to reporters that the family has always been problematic to authorities even during polio vaccine drives where they refuse for their children to be given the vaccine.

According to the law, the offenders are facing a year in jail, a fine of Sh500,000 or both for the attack on census officials.

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