The National Gender and Equality Commission NGEC has asked the government to disaggregate all State appointments by gender, youth, persons with disabilities and minorities and marginalized groups indicators.
Vice Chairperson Commissioner Simon Ndubai said such a move will assist oversight agencies to carry out a factual analysis to determine whether or not the State is adhering to the Constitution on matters pertaining equality and inclusion while making appointments.
Reacting to the recent appointments to various State Corporations, Commissioner Ndubai lamented that persons with disabilities had been given a raw deal saying available statistics indicates only two out of the more than three hundred and forty appointees were persons with disability. “In the recent appointments only two out of over three hundred appointees are persons with disabilities which represents 0.6% of the appointments” said Ndubai.
Article 54 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 states that the State shall ensure progressive implementation of the principle that at least five percent of the members of the public in elective and appointive bodies are persons with disabilities.
Ndubai said the Commission will sit to deliberate on the appointments and take appropriate measures.