The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) has called for progressive representation of Special Interest Groups(SIGs) and persons with disabilities in national and county administrative positions as stipulated in Article 27(6), 54 (2) and 100 of the constitution.
Speaking during the launch of “imarisha maisha“ initiative, a partnership between the Beiersdolf and the Albinism Society of Kenya (ASK) during this year’s Albinism day, NGEC Chairperson Winfred Lichuma pointed out that the inclusion of people living with albinism is a strong weapon for fighting discrimination and ensures equal opportunities are given to the group.
Lichuma further added that NGEC is committed to ensuring the inclusion of women, youth, PWDs and other SIGs in the allocation of government facilities, a group that has been disproportionately represented. Lichuma promised that NGEC will follow up on all complaints raised on violation of PWDs rights.
ASK patron Prof. Any’ang Nyong’o urged the government to fast track plans to establish a disability board which should have been in place months ago.
Nyong’o added that the board will provide a platform where people living with albinism can express themselves.
NGEC calls for total representation of PWDs