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People living with disabilities receive working tools

People  Living Disabilities from Meru County on Wednesday benefited from an assortment of working tools from the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK) in an event held at the County Commissioner’s offices in Meru Town.

Speaking during the handing over of the kits, the NFDK acting Manager, Isaac Aliyah said a total of 51 persons living with disabilities from various sub counties received the tools under the annual programme that was initiated by the former President, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi.

Aliyah said the equipment issued are meant to empower PLWD so that they can engage in income generating activities of their own choice.

Among the equipment given included salon kits, welding kits, barbers machines, watering kits and tailoring machines among others valued at over Sh.874, 000.

The Manager has called on people living with disabilities to come out and register with the department of social services so as to benefit from the kitty.

The  Imenti North Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Mohamed Salim called on residents not to hide persons with disabilities, noting that the government has many programmes targeting such individuals.

He cautioned the beneficiaries against selling the equipment since there shall be an audit after some time.

A beneficiary, Isaiah Kithinji thanked the government for supporting people living with disabilities, saying it is going to help many achieve their dreams especially in electrical and electronic repair business.

By  Richard Muhambe

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