Persons with disabilities in Kericho county can now breathe a sigh of relief after governor Eric Mutai’s nomination of one of their own to head an executive docket in the county.
“We thank the governor for pushing for the nomination of Geoffrey Korir to join the executive.”
Governor Mutai nominated Geoffrey Korir to lead the ICT, Sports, Gender, and Youth docket when the county assembly approves.
Korir’s appointment comes at a time when several Persons with disabilities recently complained of being discriminated against after one of their nominees to the county assembly was short-changed and hence were dissatisfied with the inequality in top-level appointments by the government.
“We are still nursing the frustration we endured when one of us was struck off the list of nominees for the county assembly two months ago,” they said.
Addressing media on Saturday at the Comfort Restaurant, they applauded the governor for courageously taking a step to appoint one of their own, adding that the vetting committee should accept his appointment.
They noted that Korir’s appointment will open windows for inactive sports talents among Persons with disabilities.
Kericho county chairman of persons with disabilities Julius Langat also said that the appointment will be historic in Kericho county.
Korir currently works with the National Treasury in Nairobi.
BY NOELLA OUKO