Bars and shops to be closed for census in Machakos County


To enable accurate collection of data during the forthcoming census exercise, Governor Mutua has directed that places of entertainment be closed in Machakos County, to allow families to be together.


Bars and joints that predominantly sell alcohol or engage in entertainment will be closed from 6 am, Saturday, August 24th until 6 pm, Sunday, August 25th.


All markets, open air markets, and shops will not be spared, they will close by 5 pm on Saturday, August 24th and reopen at 9 am, Sunday August 25th.

Factories, construction sites and other works to stop works from Midday, August 24th and to 6 am, Monday, August 26th. 2019.


These stoppages and closures by Mutua’s administration are set to give workers and others enough time to travel to their homes for the census activity.

Employers have been advised to give their employees off to travel home for this important national activity.


Those who do disregard these set times will incur heavy punitive measures that may include canceling of their business permits, arrests and hefty fines.

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“I direct my village administrators, ward administrators, inspectorate and all concerned to ensure full compliance of this executive order” Governor Mutua stated


“I urge Machakos residents who work and live out of the county to travel home to the county for census so as to be counted at their homes. It is only for a day and this will give them a chance to meet their relatives and also to see for themselves the amazing development we have undertaken in Machakos” Mutua added


Census is important for allocation of funds and development funding.

He urged those who work out of town to make arrangements and go back to their villages to be counted, “… because when they are counted in other counties they are denying Machakos it’s rightful finance allocations” part of the derective read


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