“If you are not close by she can neither eat nor take a shower. Sometimes she wets her bed and cleaning her up requires a big heart. She is like my daughter and it is my responsibility to ensure her wellbeing,” says Kwamboka.
She adds: “She cannot maintain the required standards of hygiene especially when she has her menstrual flow since both hands and legs are crippled.”
Nature too has been harsh to Moraa. Sometimes she is rained on, says Kwamboka.
Moraa says she fears the rain. “When it rains, sometimes I try to shout for help but no one hears me. It is not easy to be in my situation,” she laments.
Nyamwange, 70, pleads with the Government to consider his granddaughter for assistance.
“I have taken my granddaughter’s case to the local chief but nothing has ever happened. The chief asked us to wait. We have waited for too long,” he says.
“I know the Government has money that should help the disabled but we have never seen a penny. I appeal to anyone who can find it in his heart to help us.”
James Nyamweya, an accountant from the same village, says it is sad that some people steal from the disabled.
“If there is money in this government that should support such cases, why is it difficult for local administration to profile the cases and line them up for benefit? People should wear a human heart and use resources available for intended purposes,” he says.
Mr Nyamweya says there are many disabled persons in the country whose cases have not been brought to light and are equally suffering.
Recently, Kenya Television Network and The Standard serialised an exposé, The Merchants of Deceit, that detailed how some organisations use disabled people as rubber-stamps to solicit for funds from government and donors but swindle the money.
However, those implicated in the revelation are yet to be brought to account.