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Embrace children with physical challenges- Deputy Governor Eric Korir says
BY MOSES RABACH
It was a new dawn for persons living with disability at Olenguruone in Kuresoi South Sub County yesterday when the County Government through the Department of Social Services allocated equipment to physically challenged people.
This is in line with the County Government’s goal of working towards ensuring achievable, sustainable and equitable social-cultural and economic empowerment to all its residents.
Speaking during the event, Deputy Governor Dr. Erick Korir urged the residents to embrace their children despite their physical challenges adding that as parents they have to create time for them.
“Do not keep the children at home because of the disability. The Government has programs that support children who are Abled Differently, ” Dr. Korir stated.
According to social service Director David Kimemia, equipment worth Sh13 million were procured with Sh500, 000 kitties allocated to each ward.
Among the equipment procured include, mobility devices such as crutches and wheelchairs, tools of the trade which include sewing machines, as well as capacity building which aims at training 55 sign language interpreters in all the wards.
With over 4, 500 people living with a disability, Kuresoi South has the highest number in the entire county.
Already 2, 341 people are registered. 886 of that number have gone through assessment.
Speaking at the event Ambrose Lasoi who is the Chairperson of PWDs in Kuresoi South urged the County Government to aid with the assessment fee in order to hasten the process.
According to the Sub County Administrator Ann Kaitany, the county is allocating bursary funds to students living with a disability with the aim of providing, promoting and coordinating quality education to all students.