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Gov’t to include intersex category in the upcoming census

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The government has rolled out plans to include an intersex category in this coming census.

The census exercise which is set to kick off on August 24-25th will see an intersex section in addition to that of male or female.

The new inclusion will help the government to determine the number of intersex people in the country.

For a very long time, the said people have complained of being left out by the country as they feel a sense of non-belonging in the society.

Intersex describes people who have a certain character that is different from classifications of either being male or female.

In addition to taking their numbers, the government will ensure that their rights are protected as well as identify ways to help them in the country.

On July 8th the government announced some of its plans in this coming census where they said they will be using a paperless method to collect data.

The gadgets to be used will be assembled locally by Jomo Kenyatta and Moi Universities following their participation in the digital literacy programme.

Also read: JKUAT and Moi contracted to assemble 2019 census gadgets

Speaking at KICC, Zachary Mwangi the Director General at KEBS said the 2019 census will cost the government Ksh 18.5 billion.

Over 12,000 ICT supervisors, 135,000 enumerators, and 27,000 content supervisors are expected to begin training between June 15th and August 21st

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