Don’t come for little benefits disabled people enjoy – Sankok
Nominated Senator David Sankok has told off politicians angling at nominations slots reserved for People Living With Disabilities in the National Assembly, the Senate, and county assemblies under the pretense that they are disabled.
Speaking during Deputy President William Ruto's meeting with people living with disability, the nominated lawmaker stated that the door is shut for characters targeting the limited nomination slots in the bicameral legislature and county assemblies.
"If you are not a person living with a disability, our club is full. Do not come for the little benefits we have," he said.
The controversial legislator assured DP Ruto of the unwavering support of over 2 million Persons Living With Disabilities in Kenya. Sankok averred that the votes of the disabled persons would act as Ruto's ladder to power.
"Senator Isaac Mwaura rose in ranks and was once a member of the Speaker's gallery. He fought for the rights of the disabled, but our competitors were irked that he joined the hustler nation and removed him from the plum position. We have decided that all PLWDs will vote for the hustler nation. We have 2 million votes and you (Ruto) have all of them. We will emerge victorious in Round One," he said.
Ruto's pledge to PWDs
Speaking at the forum, Ruto pledged that his government will implement policies that would transform the lives of people with disabilities. The presidential hopeful stated that his manifesto would capture issues raised by his supporters at his countrywide economic forums.
The second-in-command stated that his team would sign a deal, written as a chatter, with the persons living with disabilities. He said his administration will do a periodical review to ascertain that the promises are fulfilled.
He affirmed that his government would ensure it attains the constitutional threshold of job allocations to the interest group. This, he says, will lead to equality in the country.