The Independent and Boundaries Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati has today Friday 23rd, March 2018, ruled out the possibility of creating more constituencies before the population census planned next year is conducted.
Chebukati, who was on a tour to Nyeri County IEBC offices, said the Commission would wait for the National Population Census and also consult the leaders and public on the demarcation of existing Assembly Wards and constituencies,alteration of boundaries and creation of new ones.
“We shall have to wait for the 2019 population census which will then inform us on the way forward concerning the splitting of current 290 constituencies and wards,” Mr Chebukati noted.
Some legislators have proposed the splitting of densely populated constituencies such as Kieni and Mathira in Nyeri County into two smaller constituencies each.
But the Poll Boss said such proposals for boundary reviews would only be considered once the census was to determine the exact population in each.
He added that the review on boundaries was to ensure fair representation of people in the parliament and also help ease the management and administration of affairs of both levels of governance.