Persons living With Disabilities (PLWDs) in Kiambu County have been urged to come out in large numbers and participate in a census that will be conducted to enable the county government provide budgetary allocations for their needs.

Speaking on Friday during a one day HIV/AIDS seminar for PLWDs at Kagwe Social hall, Nyanduma Ward MCA Mburu Gitiha said that persons living with disability have for a long time been marginalised and have to be empowered to enable them become independent.
Mburu noted that through this, the group will benefit from various training seminars that will see to it that they have an equal opportunity to access information and be ambassadors to others who will not be able to attend the trainings.
 "Parents who have children living with disability should not lock them up, but should instead bring them to the lime light so that the county government is able to easily identify them and give them the appropriate support they require," said Mburu.
The National Aids Control Council (NACC) County Coordinator, Lilian Wanjiru said that this vulnerable group still suffer from stigma hence ought to often attend sensitisation meetings for capacity building and improve on their self esteem.
She said the training will enhance realisation of their capabilities, seeing that a large number of them have talents that when exposed, can create a living for them hence lead them to accepting themselves as part of the society.
Wanjiru urged them to stop hiding behind closed doors saying that they should join hands as a group and benefit from Uwezo Funds.

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