As the world commemorated the International Day of Disabled Persons on Thursday, People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in Bungoma County have raised concerns with seclusion and neglect from the County government. Led by their chairman Titus Ndalu, they said it’s unfortunate that none of them has been considered for top jobs in the County saying they should be considered for the village administrators slots.
He also pointed out that some people are taking advantage of people living with disabilities by using their certificates to secure tenders, saying it’s working to their disadvantage. He further called upon the Governor to consider them in ECDE teachers slots, saying a number of them have undergone training and therefore qualify for the jobs. His sentiments were echoed by Adrian Sakwa, who said the government needs to handle the issues of people living with disabilities more seriously, noting that they’ve been sidelined for too long. Bungoma County assembly gender committee chairman Zeddy Mukhwana said they are committed to help PWDs live better lives.