“… we will produce the first people with disability who will win elective seats,” - Aden Duale on May 6,2017 at Bomas of Kenya.

Has a person with a disability ever been elected to Parliament?

Contrary to Mr Duale’s assertion, there is already a serving elected MP with a disability, Mr Timothy Wanyonyi of Westlands who was elected under an ODM ticket in 2013.

Also Mr Sammy Leshore, the Senator for Samburu County, who was re-elected in 2013, uses a wheelchair after surviving a gun attack.

Although they were not elected, there are other leaders with disability who have served in the National Assembly. Ms Josephine Sinyo was nominated in 1998 by Safina, becoming the first blind Member of Parliament.

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