People with Disabilities (PWD) representatives have blasted nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura for trying to take advantage of their situation to cover for his mistakes.
The representatives – Ashura Michael and Moses Kilonzo accused Mwaura of being a hypocrite in the presentation of PWD in government leadership.
Speaking in an interview with a local TV show, the two claimed that the senator was playing a victim and doesn’t want to own to his mistakes and blame them on his disability instead.
Kilonzo, the Chairperson of People with Disability in the lower Eastern region, accused Mwaura of using self-pity to cover his mistakes, something that he said might make it tough for the disabled to acquire jobs and it in the industry as they begin to feel marginalized.
“In politics, if you rattle a snake and it bites you, then you start saying that the snake is biting me because I am a physically challenged person, then you are misleading the public,” Kilonzo told Citizen TV.
“My only problem with Mwaura is that whenever something happens along the political way, he cries foul and tries to profile it as if it is done to him because of his disability and that is making it harder for us.”
While Ashura Michael, a member of the National Government Affirmative Action Fund, urged Mwaura to own up to his mistakes and stop blaming discrimination for his failures and political affiliations.
“Mwaura needs to accept that he was kicked out of the Senate because of the mistakes he did and not the disability,” Ashura said.
She similarly criticized the senator for pushing agendas that were not beneficial to the disabled such as the bottom-up economic rather than the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which she said advocated for their well-being.