A section of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in Isiolo has accused the county government of sidelining them during Covid-19 era saying many continued to reel from the harsh economic effects of the pandemic.
Led by Mohammed Abdulahi popularly known as Medize Medize, the group lamented that they had not received any support from the devolved government and elected leaders since Kenya reported first Covid-19 case in March last year.
“Covid-19 has led to loss of jobs and closure of businesses causing suffering to many vulnerable people especially the PWDs,” Mr Medize said.
The group has asked the county to set aside funds to cushion the needy in the society that continue to grapple with high cost of living and poverty.
Mr Abdullahi said their endless appeals for help from the county leadership had fallen on deaf ears adding that many were suffering in silence.
“It is so sad that PWDs continue to suffer while the county government and elected leaders are watching,” he lamented.
The group also opposed recent nomination of Ex- Samburu Senator Sammy Leshore to replace Senator Isaac Mwaura, claiming he was not the right person as had a past record in politics.
“We call upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to give the post to a new person,” he said while claiming that the nominee did little for Samburu people during his tenure.