Harrison Kariuki, who is abled differently, has defied the perception which is popular among most Kenyans that People Living With Disabilities are always craving for sympathy and pity, against all odds, chosen to vie for the seat of Member of County Assembly (MCA) in Kirinyaga County in the fourth coming 2022 General Election.
Kariuki who was born deaf in 1990 at Karumandi village in Gichungu constituency, Kirinyanga County is confident that he will bag the MCA seat for Karumaindi Ward and is not afraid of battling it out with rivals who have hearing abilities and can communicate verbally.
The 31-year-old indicated that his desire to go for the seat is to ensure that he not only inspires people but also improve livelihoods including that of people living with disabilities.
Kariuki currently works as a Gender and Development Officer in Nandi County. His ability to live and work competitively is attributed to one of his aunts, who advised his parents to enrol him at a special school in his informative years.
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