Cement Firm Donates Artificial Limbs And Calipers

The Mombasa Cement Company organized a medical camp, where over 350 disabled individuals received artificial limbs and calipers. More than 500 people with different limb disabilities received various medical services carried out by Doctors and Specialists from India. Speaking during the event Mombasa Cement Limited official, Rajesh Jambo, said they will be conducting the camps across the country, after every four months. 'We will soon be covering the whole country. We are inviting People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) from all over the country, to apply and get this service,' Jambo said, adding those who need the service can simply walk into the Mombasa Cement offices, along Haile Selassie Avenue, opposite Royal Court Hotel. 'You will be registered. We will measure your leg or arm. After three or four months, once the goods arrive, we will call you back, and make sure they fit in properly and you enjoy your life,' he added. Mubarak Kiptoo, who travelled from Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, was among the be neficiaries of the medical camp. He was involved in a road accident in 1992, his leg was amputated following the grisly accident. 'I thank Mombasa Cement, they have taken my measurements and I am waiting for my prosthetic leg soon,' he said. Kiptoo appeals to the cement firm to open branches in Eldoret or Kitale, to get close to disabled people from Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western regions. Asha Mwajanja, another beneficiary from Ukunda, Kwale County, her son born with a defective leg, received a prosthetic leg. 'I am happy that he will now walk and play like his peers,' Mwajanja said. Mwajanja had sought assistance from various humanitarian organizations, but her efforts didn't bore fruits. Harrison Chishenga, from Malindi, was assessed last year in November, he received a call that his artificial leg had arrived. 'I have stayed without a leg for a long time after it was amputated, as a result of cancer in 2001. I have all along been walking with crutches,' he said. An ecstatic Rose Kahindi applied for a n artificial leg last year, after her leg was amputated due to diabetes. Source: Kenya News Agency