#MembersKikao: New Disability Rights Laws, Very Little Change Kwa Ground, What Next

Kenya, like many other countries, recognizes the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) through various international and national instruments. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), ratified by Kenya in 2018, serves as a foundational document for the protection and promotion of disability rights. 

Kenya’s ratification of the UNCRPD signifies its commitment to upholding the rights of PWDs. Efforts have been made to align national policies and legislation with the Convention’s principles. 

Kenya Persons with Disabilities Act (2003) has provided a comprehensive legal framework for the protection of the rights of PWDs, covering areas such as accessibility, education, employment, and healthcare. It also establishes the National Council for persons with Disability as a state corporation mandated to promote and protect equalization of opportunities and realization of human rights for PWDs to live decent lives. 


  1. Hon Isaac Mwaura CBS: Kenyan politician, a disability advocate, and currently Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS) – Deputy Minister in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary within the Presidency
  2. Sarah Mercy Wanjiru: Counselor at the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) – Educational Assessment Center. 
  3. Wambere Migwi: A teacher of English & Literature. A disability rights advocate. Born with cerebral palsy. 
  4. Fredrick Haga: Director, Directorate of Special needs Education, Ministry of Education

Join us as we delve into this critical topic.