I was discriminated and stigmatized because of my disabled father – KCPE candidate
By Milo George
A KCPE candidate in Nairobi’s Umoja area has shared his heart wrenching story of how he suffered discrimination and stigmatization in school following his father’s disability and poor background.
Fidel Castro Omondi who sat for his exams at Unity Primary School says his fellow pupils regarded as a burden since he did not have the required books and did not look like them.
Speaking to Ghetto radio News, Omondi who scored 334 marks says that his performance astonished many who thought he was going to fail.
“I went through a lot of dicrimination in school because we were poor and my father was disabled. So they thought that I was a bother because I used to depend on them and borrow text books,” narrates Omondi.
“But God is great. I shocked many people and passed my exams,” he narrates.
He says that advise from his teachers and the drive to make it in life, is what kept him going.
Omondi’s further Joseph Omondi a disabled casual labourer says that his current worry is how he will get his son to secondary school.
Joseph says that opportunities for casual jobs have gone down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Before corona, I used to earn my living by washing and cleaning carpets. Right now, the jobs have become minimal. I can barely afford food for me and my son,” says Joseph.
He has appealed to any well wisher willing to help to support him on 0725567383.