Finally the neglected Kabras center for the disabled prayers
to have a training workshop has been answered after Deputy President pledged to
construct and equip for them one come early next year.
The centre that is situated in Kakamega North sub-county is
a meeting point for over the 5,000 persons living with disabilities from the
sub county and it also hosts the annual disability day every 3rd
December besides being a sports centre for them.
The Deputy President promised to revamp the centre with the
needed modern workshop to enable it become a centre of excellence that will
educate and train disabled youths in knitting, shoe making, tailoring and
poultry keeping to empower them economically.
Ruto made the remarks
when he toured the sub county where he has also heavily invested in revamping
institutions within the constituency led by Mp Malulu Injendi.
Ruto said with the commencement of the workshop at the
centre more youths will access the necessary skills to sustain themselves
instead of depending on well wishers and further announced that he will also be
coming to upgrade both the Mama Mbogas and Boda boda business that greatly
contributes to the country’s economic basket.
“We need to start thinking of how we can create skilled
training opportunities for our youth in every corner of this country if we have
to fight illiteracy, hunger and poverty completely and it can only be done
through opening of more training institutions and upgrading the existing ones
to the needed standards and that is why even in the building bridges initiative
report (BBI) at Bomas, I openly expressed my dissatisfaction as it had not
captured the interests of the common mwananchi such as these and hence my calls
He said it was time the government invested in education
matters for the benefit of future generation ad also to be able to compete
effectively in the global market.
“The world has become a global village and we should not be
left behind and it is only education that we can be able to cope up with most
of the world thriving economies, let us not concentrate on politics and forget
the youths who are the force behind our economy, those plying earning jobs
should be empowered through education to upgrade and generate more and I will
be supporting such initiatives whenever called upon”
The Kabras centre for disability member who is also
represents all people living with disabilities (PLWD’s) at the national
government affirmative action fund (NGAAF) at the constituency level Moses
Wasike Kenyatta hailed the generous pledge from the Deputy President saying it
will bring back life at the centre and give hope to most of them.
“ I’m honored today to have a privilege to talk to the
Deputy President and express our grievances as disabled persons of this sub
county and indeed it is amazing how he (Ruto) listened to me and without
blinking accepted to assist us, we have been tirelessly trying to search for
well well wishers to come onboard and lend a helping hand but in vain but now
we together with our youths will embrace the training workshop and empower
ourselves with the necessary skill that will see us grow” he quipped.
Kenyatta added that the centre was also equipped with a
hatchery but lacked the necessary educational knowhow on how to run and manage