• Disabled persons have continued to suffer from lack of equipment such as wheelchairs, white cane
• Furthermore, people with disability have been isolated and discriminated against, even by relatives.
All around the world, people with various forms of disability suffer from different forms of discrimination that deny them full enjoyment of fundamental human rights.
The rights of persons with disability have been safeguarded in Article 54, which guarantees that persons with disabilities are entitled to reasonable access to all places, public transport, information access, access to quality and equitable education and access to all institutions and facilities.
The ironic twist is that disabled persons have continued to suffer from lack of equipment such as wheelchairs, white cane (standard mobility cane) and braille among other disabled assistant tools.
Furthermore, people with disability have been isolated and discriminated against, even by relatives. Posing big challenge to them or even causing physical mental and psychological stress.
In their situation, they might even think they are living in their own world.
The good news is that the national and county governments, in conjunction with NGOs and people of goodwill are joining hands to make some interventions.
People living with disabilities have also organised themselves in organizations and they have been able to champion for their rights.
Civil society, pressure groups, government and private organisations should support people with disabilities to access equal treatment. In addition, the government should ensure they are provided with all equipment they need in daily life.
Let's remember our efforts can change the world.
Felix Kyalo Musyoki is a communication and media technology student at Maseno University