An aspirant for the Matulo ward seat Seat Stephen Simiyu alias Kaiser has pledged to work with people living with disabilities.
Teri Garr once said, “When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter,”.
Simiyu joined over 150 Persons With Disabilities drawn from Matulo Ward in Webuye West constituency to commemorate the late Eli Simiyu, who died of Celibral Palsy at Sinoko village, Malaha Sub-location.
This was a request from the family during the burial service of the late Eli to have Steve Simiyu aid them out during their annual celebrations in terms of funding their activities.
In his address, Steve Simiyu encouraged them to feel accommodated in the society despite of their physical state saying that it was the wish of God for them being in that state promising to stand and support them in their future activities.
As a way of empowering them, Steve Simiyu gave out 20,000/= to boost a saloon business of Madam Everlyne who is disabled after her business was broken into by thieves and stole her saloon equipments.
On politics, Simiyu asked them to support his bid of becoming MCA so has he can continue with his philanthropic work and having a negotiating power in the Assembly.
He states that Matulo residents can be empowered fully through awarding of tenders different groups.
On the other hand, the Chairperson for the PWDs in Matulo Ward, Moses Wanjala, thanked Steve Simiyu for his move of accepting to be part and parcel of their welfare promising to work closely with his team to ensure they support Simiyu’s bid.