By Enock Okong’o.
The 20-year old Job Nyaribe from Mokubo Village, Kisii County is appealing to well-wishers to assist him establish a shoe-making workshop. Although Nyarige qualified from Kisii Special School as a shoe maker, he is unable to establish his own workshop due to lack of funds to buy a sewing machine.
Nyarige who was born a paralytic, survived after his twin sister died at the age of two years. His father, Nyarige Omambia is also disabled after being involved in a road accident along the Kenyenya-Etago road.
Five years ago when Nyarige was 15 years old, Education News ran a story highlighting his tribulations. The then area District Commissioner, Kaburu Kaimba responded and assisted him to join the Kisii Special School for the disabled. It is here that he underwent a two-years training course and has qualified as a shoe maker with Grade Test Three.
Although Nyarige possesses adequate skills as a shoe maker and can run his own workshop, lack of financial support has made him not realize this dream. His plight has now caught the attention of Kenyenya Sub County Assistant Director of Special Education, Job Oirere and Mokubo Station Pastor Kevin Oyaro who are both appealing for well-wishers to assist Nyarige, who needs Sh200,000 to enable him buy a sewing machine and other tools to enable establish a leather workshop.
“This is a living testimony that disability is not inability. Job has excelled in training and now only needs financial support to make him succeed in life,” said Oirere.
Pastor Oyaro is appealing to any well-wishers to send their donation to MPESA mobile number 0725958234 or contact the Area Chief of Mokubo Location, Samuel Omambia in Kisii County.