Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, has sent a warning to Kenyans planning of crossing the border to Uganda for alcohol during the census period.
Speaking on Friday, the tough-talking CS argued that it is senseless for Kenyans to skip an important event like a census for alcohol drinking. He pleaded with Kenyans to reconsider their plan and remain indoors for an easy process of people counting.
“We want to urge those intending to cross to Uganda for alcohol to please reconsider because we want to know how many we are and people should be at home during census. The exercise is very important in helping the nation plan for its citizens,” he said.
Thinking of crossing the border to Uganda over the census weekend for a pint of beer?
“Please reconsider!” Education CS George Magoha warns. pic.twitter.com/lI0NMZGm6b
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 23, 2019
Magoha’s statement comes after an announcement by some of the Busia residents who claimed that government’s move to close all bars during the census weekend will not be of any effect to them as they will cross to Uganda.
“Matiang’i should know that we will cross the border. We’ll enter Uganda, enjoy our drinks and return to Kenya when we want,” one resident told a local media house.
“We’ll enter Uganda, do what we want and return to Kenya when we want, including 10 pm or 11 pm,” said yet another one.
On Thursday, Matiang’i maintained that bars and other social places will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday to allow for the smooth running of then census as people will remain indoors.