Deputy President William Ruto ejected Mumias East MP Ben Washiali who was seated next to him during a rally in Bumula, Bungoma County on Sunday, September 28, 2020.
The move was necessitated by the need to accommodate a disabled man who appraoched Ruto from the crowd and requested for a chance to speak with him.
As former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale was making his speech, the man crawled his way to where DP Ruto was sitting as his security team made no attempt to stop him.Deputy President William Ruto speaking with a disabled man who attended his rally at Bumula, Bungoma County on September 27, 2020DPPS
The deputy president was seen instructing the Mumias MP to find somewhere else to sit as the disabled man climbed to the chair and began conversing with Ruto.
The DP has recently demonstrated his love for people living with disabilities and hosted some of their leaders at his home in Karen on Tuesday, September 22.
During the meeting, he expressed his dedication to promoting the basic rights for persons with disabilities.
Ruto vowed to safeguard and scale up their opportunities in equal participation in the country to lessen their levels of vulnerability and advance their independence, inclusion and empowerment.
“We should not award them light tenders on the basis of their physical ability. If they can deliver on road construction and other heavy projects, let them be given the chance and no doubt, they will deliver,” he said.
The DP added that it was time the country appreciated them equally as other human beings, and accorded them the attention they deserve.
The National Council for Persons With Disabilities was set up to promote and protect equalization of opportunities and realization of human rights for PWDs to live descent livelihoods.
The council representation is drawn from key government ministries and organizations of/for persons with disabilities.
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