Baringo: Persons with disabilities decry marginalisation in MCA nominations
A section of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Baringo County on Wednesday, September 14 protested over marginalization in Member of County Assembly (MCA) party nominations.
Their complaints came after the MCA nomination lists were gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC) with the county scooping 15 slots with no member from the PWDs included for the position at Baringo County Assembly.
Speaking in Baringo, chairman of PWDs in the county Edwin Kandie noted that the publication by the IEBC was contrary to the law since it did not comprise even a single person with disability.
“We are protesting over this action done against us. When the list was released, we were shocked that the list did not include any of our members while two of us submitted the nomination applications but were axed from the list,” Kandie said.
Kandie hinted that the group were in the process of drafting the petition to be filed in court to stop the swearing-in of the nominated MCAs in the county.
“We wish to get an explanation from our UDA party on why we were left out in the nominations while we presented two members Christine Kandie and Mathew Kipyekomen who vied for the nominations but we have been left disadvantaged since none of them were elected,” agitated Kandie lamented.
He further urged the relevant stakeholders in the national and county governments to intervene.