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Enhancing Accessibility in Transport Infrastructure by PWDs

Accessibility to the transport infrastructure is critical for social and economic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs); and lack of universal accessibility of transport infrastructure both in urban and rural environments limits the participation of PWDs in the society. Transport infrastructure depending on their design can enable or impede access and participation of Persons with …

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Deepening Disability Inclusion in Social Protection in Kenya

Social protection entails policies and actions, including legislative measures, that enhance the capacity of and opportunities for the poor and vulnerable groups in society to improve and sustain their lives, livelihoods, and welfare. Social protection should also enable income-earning and support for PWDs’ dependents to maintain a reasonable level of income through decent work, and …

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Strengthening Data and Statistics on Persons with Disabilities

The Disability Act 2003 defines disability as: physical, sensory, mental, or other impairment, including visual, hearing or physical disability, which has a substantial long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out usual day to day activities. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have specific needs that should be met to enable them carry out their …

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Unlock the Potential of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya

In recognition of the importance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to the economy across the world, the United Nations General Assembly on 6th April 2017 designated 27th June as the international day to celebrate and create awareness on this segment of the enterprises. The World marks the 4th international MSMEs day on 27th …

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Breaking the Barriers for Persons with Disabilities

Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) face various barriers in their day to day life. The barriers could be defined as any factor which includes communications, attitudes, infrastructural and administrative factors that subjects PWDs to lives of unjustifiable dependency, segregation, isolation and exclusion in a society. Longtree (2010) notes two schools of thought that drive the responses …

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Reframing the Call for Constitutional Amendments in Kenya

The quest for good governance is, and as it were, from ancient times, the fulcrum of constitutional reforms. Countries south of the Sahara have witnessed various constitutional dispensations after the fall of colonialism. Three phases define the reforms hitherto; reforms at independence under the stewardship of the colonial power as a decolonization process and immediately …

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Culture, Religion, Legislation and FGM In Kenya

Today, 6th February 2020, we celebrate the international day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Female Genital Mutilation/ Circumcision or Cutting (FGM/C) comprises of all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or injury to the female genital organs such as the clitoris, prepuce or labia minora. Those who …

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Cancer and its status in Kenya

Cancer as a Non-Communicable Disease and the Status of Cancer Control in Kenya Introduction The concept of epidemiological transition of mortality and cause of death dates back to the neolithic age. Omran in 1971 divided the manifestation of the phenomena into three phases. The first phase of The Age of Pestilence and Famine is characterized by an …

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