Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

If wishes were horses...
Looking back, the last time I boarded a PSV the driver of the bus ignored my sister's plea and almost crushed me with the bus and to be honest I have never boarded a bus again and that is like 16 years ago.

Nothing has changed with the transport industry in Kenya, most drivers and their conductors are still rude to people with disabilities especially if you have a wheelchair they will keep on ignoring you.

The buses are very high and for someone with muscular dystrophy it gets harder to board the buses because as ones muscles degenerate climbing things becomes difficult.
Since I vowed never to use their services I was left with two options only, one was to use my personal car or two to use a taxi. I have been doing that for sixteen years. On Saturday 1st March we called a cab because my hubby and I had errands we were to do together. We have used this particular cab many times and even the driver now knows my condition but this day was different the driver was unusually in a hurry, so after I alighted he decided to reverse recklessly while talking on his phone and pushed me with the car and due to muscles weakness I couldn't react fast, I fell hitting my knees and chin on the ground.

I thought I was gonna loose my legs but thank God today my knees have healed and I can walk with ease. Cab and psv drivers should be more considerate, they should not hike fares when they see people with wheelchairs, crutches, canes and other assistive devices and by the way since we pay for the services, a little respect is what we ask. 

Luke 6:31 "Do to others as you would have them do to you".

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