Kenya Society for the Blind Decry Exclusion From Gov’t

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The Kenya Society for the Blind is imploring upon the government of Dr. William Ruto to include persons with disabilities in his government.

The Chief Executive Officer of the society Samson Waweru said it’s imperative to consider the special interest groups.

“Our language has been inclusivity all along. Most of the times persons with disabilities don’t receive the attention they deserve. We have carefully scrutinized the list of the appointed individuals but unfortunately none of us has been considered. We are therefore urging His Excellency Dr William Samoei Ruto to move with speed and consider some of our members.”

Furthermore, Mr Waweru added, that the right to inclusion of persons with disabilities is embedded in the Constitution.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission last week said they have been monitoring appointments made to public office and they find them to lack ethnic, regional and gender balance.

In a press statement on Thursday, they said the latest list of appointments to the National Assembly leadership and the Principal secretaries have been the boldest disregard for the principles of inclusivity according to the Constitution.

Kenya Society for the Blind Chief Executive Officer Mr Samson Waweru.

“Out of the 25 National Assembly committee chairpersons, 24 are men. Furthermore, 12 out of the 25 appointments come from the previous Rift Valley Province,” they said.

They said some regions like the Coast and Northeastern are not represented, while Eastern and Nyanza have one representative each.

“Nairobi and Western regions have two representatives each, while the rest of the slots have been awarded to the former Central region,” they said.

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