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Leaders vow to block plan to scrap Budalang’i Constituency - 5 months ago, 10 Sep 00:18

By: Gaitano Pessa

Budalang’i leaders have vowed to reject plans to scrap the constituency.

Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba allayed fears that Budalang’i constituency might be scrapped in the next boundaries review.

Mr Namwamba, the former for area MP, assured residents that the constituency will still be in existence even after next year’s census by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

The constituency is among 27 others that risk losing their status after next year’s census, which is expected to inform the planned boundaries review by the electoral commission ahead of the 2022 polls.

Mr Namwamba, who was addressing a congregation at St Nicholas Catholic Church in Port Victoria on Sunday, said he had already written to the electoral commission, citing Article 89 of the Constitution that gives direction on formation and dissolution of constituencies.

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