By Farah Aden:
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.