Mumias East Member of Parliament Ben Washiali was removed from his seat by Deputy President William Ruto to accommodate a disabled man who came from the crowd and requested for a chance to have a talk with him.
Deputy President William Ruto instructed MP Washiali to leave his seat for the disabled man and find somewhere else to seat. The disabled man then climbed to the chair and began conversing with Ruto.
The disabled man made his way uninterrupted by Ruto’s security men as Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale was speaking to a crowd during a political rally that was held in Bumula, Bungoma County.
This comes barely days after DP Ruto hosted Leaders and representatives of the persons living with disabilities in his home in Karen, Nairobi, and promised to champion their rights and equal opportunities in building the Nation.
“We should not award them light tenders on the basis of their physical ability. If they can deliver on road construction and other heavy projects, let them be given the chance, and no doubt, they will deliver,” he said.
DP Ruto also stated that it was time the country appreciated them equally as other human beings, and accorded them the attention they deserve.
He vowed to safeguard and scale up their opportunities in equal participation in the country to lessen their levels of vulnerability and advance their independence, inclusion, and empowerment.