Mvita dwellers have been asked to get counted within the constituency so as to sustain the constituency from being dissolved.
Mvita constituency is among 27 constituencies countrywide which were scheduled for disbandment following low numbers of constituents.
According to an earlier report by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC, the 27 constituencies should be disbanded or merged with other bordering densely populated larger constituencies.
Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir said the only way out of the disbandment is for locals to get counted.
“Let’s fully participate in this noble government exercise so that we equally get basic services,” he noted.
The MP however scoffed at those travelling to be counted in rural area saying they are doing a disservice to themselves.
“Whether knowingly or unknowingly, you are doing a disservice to yourselves you should be counted where you spend most of your time,” noted Mr. Nassir.
He said those travelling to rural areas for the exercise and later return to their workplace in Mvita will lead to stretching of basic social services.
He stressed out on the importance of the exercise saying it will help in equitable revenue allocation as well as future national planning.
His sentiments were fully backed up by Mombasa woman representative Asha Hussein who however asked the officers tasked to carry out the mandate to reach all Mombasa residents.
“With the feedback we are receiving many Mombasa residents are yet to be counted, we want the exercise to reach all Mombasa dwellers,” she said.
However Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said so far 80% of Mombasa residents have been counted.
The nationwide exercise closes on Saturday, 31st of August.