The experiences of indigenous Kenyans with disabilities are a key area of concern since they haven’t been recognized or no one is aware about them. the Kenya bureau of statistics of 2019 doesn’t address or mention this group.
Hence no Data to show the disproportionate impact and number of indigenous persons with disabilities. some form of long-term health condition.[i]
It’s a known fact that indigos disable Kenyans with disability may face particular challenges in their day to day lives, including accessing education and healthcare and shelter and livelihood. These challenges can be further compounded by 6multiple layers of discrimination, particularly in relation to tribe and disability
In the Corona era they are most likely to be denied services as other marginalized groups get involved.
Their voices aren’t visible, some say they are backward lot but I affirm they are left behind not just by the structural and systemic influences but also the assertion of any development indicators.
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Mugambi Paul is a public policy, diversity, inclusion and sustainability expert.
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