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THE CURRENT SITUATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION IN KENYA 2 BACKGROUND INFORMATION 2 Governmental support for people with disabilities 2 Other legislation to promote opportunities for people with disabilities has been drafted. These include: 3 Legislation 4 Key ministries and agencies responsible for disability issues 5 Policies 5 Programmes 6 Challenges 8 Recommendations by The National Council for Persons with Disabilities 10
THE CURRENT SITUATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION IN KENYA
There is no recent data on the situation of people with disabilities in Kenya. Some numbers are available, although these do not give an accurate picture of the number of disabled people living in the…show more content… The plan follows soon after the implementation of the Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS), 2003-2007. Under Vision 2030, Kenya hopes to become a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030.
Other legislation to promote opportunities for people with disabilities has been drafted. These include: * The Draft Equity Bill, 2000, which aims to combat discrimination faced by various groups, including people with disabilities. The Bill also prohibits employers from paying employees differently for work of equal value. * The Draft Affirmative Action Bill 2000, which guarantees minority groups, including disabled people, a minimum of 33 per cent of representation in Parliament and on local authorities. * The Draft National Disability Policy, which operationalizes the Persons with Disabilities Act2003 by providing guidelines for the implementation of the Act. * The Draft Special Needs Education Policy, which provides a roadmap for the education of children with disabilities. * The Social Protection Draft Policy. About 46 per cent of all Kenyans live below the poverty line while 19 per cent live in extreme poverty. This draft policy aims at cushioning the most vulnerable citizens against the ravages of poverty. The policy also identifies orphans and vulnerable children, persons with disabilities and older