By Kelvin Majangah
People living with disability and Kenyans at large have condemned Suna East MP Junet Mohamed for his derogatory statements against nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura based on his albinism.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, 7th February a group of people living with disability from organisations in the 47 counties said,
“We wish to condemn in the strongest of terms the remarks by Junet Mohamed that Sen Isaac Mwaura bleached his skin in order to be nominated to parliament.”
“This is not only an affront to the person and character of the distinguished senator as our representative, but it is also an abuse on the dignity of all of us collectively.”
Mwaura was nominated to represent the interests of people living with disability in the Senate.
The group said, “To insinuate that Sen Mwaura bleached his skin in order to get nominated to parliament is not only discrimination on the basis of colour and disability, but also is to incite members of the public against them especially little innocent children in school who have to endure a lot of ridicule from peers and members of the community.”
Suna East Member of Parliament was forced to take the hard decision to apologize over albinism remarks he made in Turkana.
“I want to apologize to people born with albinism. My comments in no way reflects my opinions of them as upstanding citizens of our county. My comments were directed at the rotten character of Isaac Mwaura who exploits his disability for personal gain and incitement of violence” Junet said on his Tweeter handle.