High Court Judge John Mativo has ruled that the Kalenjin sub-tribe Lembus will be enumerated in the upcoming census exercise.
This is after the community and the government entered a consent with the Kenya Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday agreeing to count them as a distinct ethnic community in the forthcoming census.
The Lembus had previously moved to court seeking autonomy from the Kalenjin within whom they were previously enumerated arguing that their culture and ancestry are different.
The article mandates the State to recognise and protect the family as a fundamental rights unit of the society and the necessary basis of the social order.
In court documents the group had sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i alongside Attorney General Kihara Kairuki.
The community lives in Baringo County and are estimated to have about 60,000 voters.