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Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 16:58 EAT
More than 25 people living with disabilities from Kangundo and Matungulu subcounties were awarded equipment to boost their lives from the National Fund for Disabled Kenya (NFDK). Among the equipment were 4 Barber toolkits, three Farm tools, three Knitting machines, two wheelchairs, three Sewing machines, two saloon materials and others were given cheques of Ksh15,000.
Speaking at the function at the office of the Deputy County Commissioner in Kangundo, Joyce Mutua CEO of the NFDK said that the materials cost Sh752,422 and chiefs are expected to supervise the use. She cautioned the beneficiaries against selling the equipment as they are meant to boost themselves financially.
"The materials costed us Ksh752,422 and chiefs are expected to be supervising how they will be used so we are urging the beneficiaries not to sell them,"said Mrs Mutua. Mike Kiswili, a trustee at the board challenged people who have children with disabilities not to hide them so that they can benefit from program.
"I am appealing to parents who have children with disabilities, they should not them, let them come out so that they can benefit from the program," said Kiswili. He further pointed out that those who need the forms can collect them at Chiefs offices or the office of the Deputy County Commissioner.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press