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MP finally distributes equipment to disabled persons

By Mathew Ndungu
Friday, September 25th, 2020
Thika MP Patrick Wainaina hands over mobility equipment and food rations to disabled persons at Githunguri in Kiambu county. Photo/PD/MATHEW NDUNGU
In summary

Thika Town Member of Parliament Patrick Wainaina has finally managed to distribute mobility equipment to disabled persons from various Kiambu sub-counties.

Last week in what was seen as an outright display of political supremacy, wheelchair distribution event that was to take place at Ndumberi and Githunguri areas in Kiambu county was cancelled at the last minute with the over 300 beneficiaries blaming the county leadership for orchestrating abortion of the meeting.

The event, organised by Wainaina was aimed at benefitting Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) from various sub counties with the mobility equipment alongside according to them a stimulus package to kick start them from harsh Covid-19 times.

It is believed Jungle Afya Foundation team had already left Thika for Ndumberi and Githunguri when they received a call that the function had been called off  by a senior government official from Kiambu county who had received “instructions from above’.”   

But the MP who is said to be eyeing the post of Governor blamed incumbent James Nyoro for cancellation of the event accusing him of sustained sabotage of his projects.

 He pointed an accusing finger at the governor Nyoro claiming he was behind a scheme to undermine his projects meant to benefit the less fortunate.

 The two leaders have clashed in the past with Wainaina accusing the governor of ordering the demolition of boda boda sheds which he has erected in various parts of the county while Nyoro maintains that putting up such structures is the work of the county government.

However, the MP said he will not be intimidated and vowed to proceed with the donations at an appropriate time.

 Yesterday, the MP through Jungle Foundation delivered  Sh5 million worth of equipment. 

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