Disabled’s body boss in peaceful poll plea
Kenyans have been urged to ensure peace and unity ahead of the general election. The National Council for the disabled chair Halake Sosso and Mohamed Guleid, the Isiolo county deputy governor aspirant, blamed conflict and road accidents for the increasing number of the disabled. They were speaking when they presiding over a marathon for the blind at Isiolo stadium yesterday.
Sosso said the communities in the county to learn to co-exist and shun conflict, which causes suffering and retards development. Guleid urged the IEBC to ensure a fair and peaceful poll for the sake of the disabled, adding that the disabled suffer most during conflict. He said all Kenyans to have a duty to ensure peace in the country. During the occasion, the winners were awarded sh 5,000 each in the races they participated in while the second runner up were given sh 2000 and a certificate.
Some of the organizations involved in the plight of the disabled donated wheel chair to more than 20 individuals in the town. At one time the disabled scrambled for the few wheel chair donated by the organizations after they opted to call names of those who had applied leaving behind others.