PWDs Council warn counties from diverting disabled person’s funds

The National Council for Persons Living With Disabilities (NCPLWD) has strongly condemned the County government of Migori for allegedly failing to heed to pleas of the disabled persons within the county.

This follows an incident where they held peaceful demonstrations on Tuesday and camped at the governor Okoth Obado’s office demanding to know how Sh20 million that was allocated to them in 2015, was spent.

However the County government through secretary Christopher Rusana, and Finance Executive Member Tom Kasera say the funds are available and will be released soon.

NCPLWD chairman David Ole Sankok faulted the county government, saying the monies should be accounted for, failure to which relevant offices will be sued.

Sankok advised the disabled across the country to be alert on matters county funds, to prevent such incidents, and file report to the anti-graft agency to investigate how their funds are used.

“Those hiding and pocketing funds for disabled should not be allowed to go free. They should be taken to EACC and compelled to repay the funds,” Sankok said on phone, Wednesday.

He further urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure appointment of leaders with disabilities to manage funds allocated to Persons Living With Disabilities.

According to him, this will prevent incidents where monies are stolen from allocations meant to benefit the disabled.

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