Vote for Uhuru, Sankok urges 1.5m PLWD

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

More than 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity have been urged to vote for Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta. David ole Sankok (pic­tured) said peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity have been ex­empted from pay­ing taxes and senior govern­ment of­fi­cials at­tend their meet­ings. He is the chair­man of the Na­tional Coun­cil of Peo­ple Liv­ing with Dis­abil­ity.

“We have 94 MCAs rep­re­sent­ing peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity across the coun­try. MCAs nor­mally pay taxes amount­ing to Sh100,000. Those with dis­abil­ity don’t pay taxes, mean­ing Sh100,000 for each of the 94 MCAs,” Sankok said. “This trans­lates to about Sh90 mil­lion in a sin­gle month and that is the amount ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion has de­cided to forego for the ben­e­fit of peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties.”

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