The Council hosted a delegation from the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who are on a three-day learning visit to Kenya.
Since pre-independence, the disability movement in Kenya has made crucial strides, making it a benchmark among other nations on matters inclusion. From the enactment of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2003, to the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution which furthered disability rights in the country, Kenya continues to punch above its weight on the global scene on championing the rights of persons with disabilities in word and in deed. This is evident through various programmes and services ascribed to persons with disabilities by law.
Chairperson Elizabeth Chesang noted that the visit by NCPWD – Nigeria provides a win-win situation for both institutions to learn from each other on how to better serve their clients. Executive Director Harun Hassan stated that despite plenty of progress, there were still more areas of improvements – already championed by the Government’s Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BeTA) on 100% universal health coverage, educational assistance and economic empowerment for persons with disabilities.
Also in attendance was Board Member Dr. Michael Munene and Francis Anyenda – Assistant Director Public Communications.