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IEBC donates wheelchair to handicapped woman who turned up for voter registration on a wheelbarrow

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  • IEBC officials in Emuhaya, Vihiga County have donated a wheelchair to a handicapped woman.
  • The officials took a photo of Selifa on her wheelbarrow and shared it with their colleagues on a WhatsApp group, attracting donations.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials in Emuhaya, Vihiga County showed an act of kindness after buying a wheelchair for physically challenged woman who appeared for voter registration exercise on a wheelbarrow.

Selifa Opanda, who is reported to have acquired her National ID this year, and had asked her family to taken to her to a voter registration center last Monday.

According to Emuhaya Deputy Registration Officer Edith Mahonga, Selifa was brought to the Ilungu Primary School registration center on a wheelbarrow, pushed by a young man identified as her uncle.  

Seeing her struggles, the IEBC registration clerks at the station decided to team up and buy her a wheelchair.

The officials took a photo of Selifa on her wheelbarrow and shared it with their colleagues on a WhatsApp group. 

Within a short period of time, enough cash had been raised to buy her a wheelchair and groceries for her homestead.

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