Thika Member of Parliament Eng Patrick Wainana is calling for more volunteers to support people living with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The MP said that most of the needy cases were living in abject poverty and in deplorable conditions.
He was speaking at Mitero Social Hall where he donated and distributed 30 wheelchairs valued at Ksh 400,000 donated by the Jungle Foundation.
The MP says the physically challenged are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19 since many of them have difficulties in washing their hands.
“At his era of COVID-19 sources, the people are at very high risk of contracting the virus,” the MP said.
“I want to appeal to Kenyans and those of goodwill to rise up and come to the rescue of these unfortunate members of our society,” pleaded Jungle.
He called on the Kiambu County Government to give people living with disabilities preferential treatment at their public places like markets and working places.
Meanwhile, the MP has asked residents of Mang’u location in Gatundu North to form groups embrace a culture of saving and start small businesses.
The MP said once the groups were formed, he would facilitate their training to acquire knowledge, skills and competences of ruining and managing their businesses.
“If you start a group, develop a culture of saving and start a business, I will come and boost you,” he said.