A physically challenged man in Kenya who voted for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the recently concluded repeat Presidential elections has caught the attention of the President himself.
The October 26 election came as a blessing for John Gichuhi Macharia when his photos while he cast his vote in Kiambu were shared on the internet.
Media reports have it that Transport cabinet secretary James Macharia was tasked with finding out where Macharia stays and have him, probably meet the President.
Radio Jambo reported that besides the CS, other local administrators had been asked to get through to Macharia. Macharia was born without hands and has learned to use his legs in doing all jobs and TUKO.co.ke was informed that he can type on the computer, mobile phone and even drive a car. And according to reports by Radio Jambo, he was found in his rented single room in Witeithie estate in Thika, Kiambu County.
“What I want is a shop that is able to accommodate cosmetics, a salon, a barber shop and a cyber café and all I need is capital,” he was quoted as having said by Radio Jambo. The news that Kenyatta was looking for him came as a dream as he is used to be used by politicians for their personal gains since he left school in 2012. He moved from his rural home in Murang’a four years ago after the death of his mother and could only get assistance in his current residence because his uncle lived there.
Unfortunately, his uncle also passed on living him alone as his father remarried.
The repeat election has ended up a blessing in disguise for Macharia as the President is bent on reaching him at all cost.