THE UNACCOUNTABLE CENSUS: COLONIAL ENUMERATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOMALI PEOPLE OF KENYA*

@article{Weitzberg2015THEUC,
  title={THE UNACCOUNTABLE CENSUS: COLONIAL ENUMERATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOMALI PEOPLE OF KENYA*},
  author={Keren Weitzberg},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2015},
  volume={56},
  pages={409 - 428}
}
  • Keren Weitzberg
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of African History
Abstract In 2010, the Kenyan government annulled national census results due to concerns that Somalis in the country had been over-counted. This article traces the genesis of this recent demographic dispute, which held important implications for the distribution of political power. It shows that African leaders inherited long-standing practices laid down by the colonial state, which was unable to obtain a reliable count of the number of people in Kenya or render its Somali subjects into a… Expand
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