Celebrating albinism Day in Kilifi County.
On 13th June 2022, the Council observed this year’s International Albinism Awareness Day celebration at the Karisa Maitha Grounds in Kilifi County. The theme for the Day was “United in Making Our Voice Heard”.
The Guest of Honour was the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Social Programmes. Other guests who graced the Day were; Dr Norman Kiogora, Director KISE, Dr Benard Mogesa, Director KNCHR. Executive Director of the National Ciuncil for Persons with Disabilities, Mr. Harun Hassan and Director Mercy Mugure and Director Sylvia Mochabo both members of the Board of National Council for Persons with Disabilities.
The activities held as part of the celebrations included Nationwide cancer screening exercise where all NCPWD County Disability Service Cancer carried out screening and awareness creation. A total of 1,361persons with albinism were screened, The Kenya National human rights commission presented a comprehensive national report on albinism in Kenya.
The Council will implement the recommendations of the report in partnership with other key and willing stakeholders in the sector to transform lives of persons with albinism.
As part of the celebrations, the Council also held a validation workshop on the National Plan of Action on albinism and the Persons with albinism beauty pageant on the eve of Day , A total of nine participants took place in the beauty pageant competition with guests from different organizations in attendance.
The winners for both men and women categories were awarded KES 50,000, first runners up KES 30,000, second runners up KES 20,000 and the rest KES 5,000 each for their participation.