Ilhan 728×90
Ilhan 728×90

Nurture disabled people talent, leaders urge as Desert wheel race concludes in Isiolo

By Farah Aden:

desert wheel race-nepjournal

County and National governments have been urged to nurture talents of the disabled people in the country.

Speaking when he oversaw the closing ceremony of the fifth round of the annual Desert Wheel Race event held in Isiolo, area governor Godana Doyo said disability was not inability and there was need to ensure the disabled people get equal opportunities.

Balambala MP Abdikadir Aden who also graced the event said he was impressed by the talent and ability demonstrated by the persons leaving with disability and called for opportunities for the special group in all spheres of life.

The event whose theme was Peace Building, Cohesion and Integration had a powerful message of peace and unity for Kenyans.

More than 17 counties participated in the event which was organized by the Northern Nomadic Disables organization (NONDO) in partnership with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the National Gender and Equality commission (NGEC).

The Winners for 2016 Desert wheel race male category.

William Ekai from Turkana County won the male category followed by Joseph Muthee from Isiolo County and Joseph Lesingirian from Samburu County.

In the female category, the winners were Merry Lesian from Narok County followed by Jane Wangeshi from Samburu County and Leah Nesila from Marsabit County.

The event was also graced by NCIC chairman Francis Ole Kaparo, NGEC Chairman Wilfred Lechuma and Wajir County first Lady Rukia Abdinassir and other local leaders.

The County government of Wajir was recognized as the best county to have mainstreamed disability in the devolved system of governance.

Below: Wajir first Lady Rukia Abdinasir receives a certificate of appreciation awarded to the County government of Wajir for being the best county to have mainstreamed disabled people in devolution.

Do you have something to add to this story? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Your comments:

About The Author

NepJournal is a progressive media initiative that aims to serve as the leading space where North Eastern Kenya’s leading thinkers, analysts and writers provide you, our readers, with new perspectives on all issues affecting the region. We aim to publish daring perspectives with original content, and beautifully written pieces, to give voice to writers and thinkers so as to inform, educate and empower our people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *