Census 2019: Enumerator Absconds Duty to Ride Bodaboda

August 27, 2019

An enumerator in the ongoing national population census has been relieved of his duty after he absconded duty to ride a bodaboda.

Homa Bay County Commissioner Harman Shambi said the enumerator was disqualified from the exercise on Monday. His contract was terminated after he deliberately left his census job to return to his previous job of operating a boda boda.

Mr. Shambi said the man was found transporting passengers at a time when he was supposed to be enumerating residents at Kigoto village.

According to Mr. Shambi, the action demonstrated the man’s inability to do his work hence has been replaced by a reserve enumerator.

Suba Deputy County Commissioner Kamau Maina added that the man covered only four households on Saturday night and went back home to sleep.

On Sunday, he covered one household before leaving again.

Mr. Maina further noted that a section of Suba South residents had tried to chase away the enumerators on Sunday night but the situation was contained by the area administrators.

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