Kajiado North MP says the disabled are more vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic season, and thus urged development partners to support them
By Peter Njoroge
Parents with disabled children in Kware informal settlement now relieved of immobility stress after Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje’s foundation in conjunction with Sathya Sai International Foundation Kenya donated wheelchairs.
According to MP Manje his foundation has continued to support the vulnerable groups through food donations and other items in the informal settlements where poverty level is high.
He noted that the poor are going through a lot of pressure during Covid-19 pandemic and giving them food donations will go a long way in ensuring they get a meal.
While issuing wheelchairs donated by Sathya Sai International Foundation Kenya in Kware Slums on July 3, Manje called for more support from other partners during Covid-19 pandemic.
“These are unprecedented times that we all need to come together in support of the vulnerable groups with food and other items to cushion them from the effects of the pandemic,” said Manje.
One of the beneficiaries said the disabled in the slum areas are the most vulnerable since they cannot afford to do any manual activities hence continue to be disadvantaged.
“The disabled are more vulnerable during Covid-19 pandemic since they just depend on others to give them relief food,” said the resident.
The foundation is set to support other 50 beneficiaries with wheelchairs, crutches and walking frames in the first phase of issuance in the Constituency.
Kware residents also received food stuff for the vulnerable families from the foundation.
The collaboration between the two Foundations will see children and vulnerable persons who are differently enabled have another chance in life with the equipment to facilitate them in their movement.