As you may already know Kenya conducted her census last week. The last time this exercise was done was 10 yrs ago; the results though have never been officially released to date. As she conducted her census, the country is spending Ksh. 7.4 Billion! Yes 7.4 Billion. The amount may be paltry compared to the gains a country can get from the benefits of having correct data for planning purposes. However, as the exercise was going on, more than 10millions Kenyans were facing or being threatened by starvation. People are feeding on cactus, wild rats, donkeys, baboons, wild tubers, tree backs and even dogs and pythons! The government found the money didnt deem fit to postpone the exercise and assist the masses, but believe it or not, the finance minister was out begging to the West for around Kshs.2Billion to help the dying population. On the census questionnaire people were being asked to indicate their tribes. Does this happen elsewhere? What is your take on Kenyan priorities?