South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro has reacted to the National Population and Housing Census results which were released today (Monday).

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Osoro dismissed the 2019 census report, noting that residents in Kisii and Nyamira counties are fertile.

The vocal MP further argued that the report does not reflect the true picture on the ground.

"I wish there was a way to authenticate the report. There is no way that Kisii and Nyamira counties, places well-known for fertility in all angles can grow at less than five per cent in 10 years. It is either we were played in 2009 or we are being played now," he said in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon. 

Osoro argued that the results could have been tampered with to deny the Gusii region resources in favour of other regions.

"Kisii has turned to be a rural slum thanks to our numbers. We are not less than 2.5 million in Kisii and Nyamira is not less than 1.2 million. Somebody could be working hard to deny us our well-deserved resources in favour of some region. We refuse," he added.

According to the 2019 census report, the population in the country stands at 47,564,296. The total female population is 24,014,716 while the male population was established to be 23,548, 056. The number of intersex people in the country stands at 1,524.

Kisii County has been established to be the most populous county in the Nyanza region with a total population of 1,266,860. Nyamira has a total population of 605,576.