Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) has signaled the commencement of its campaign dubbed “Niko Fiti ‘ability beyond Disability by injecting Ksh 32M to the program this year.
Kenya -Re Managing Director Jadiah Mwarania, said that the strategy seeks to empower Persons with Disability to undertake their daily operations with minimal dependency, enable them have access to education and employment thus resulting in economic growth.
“This year, over 1300 PWDs from Kisii, Embu and Trans-Nzoia regions, have been identified and will be assessed by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) to receive mobility and assistive devices comprising of wheelchairs, tricycles, crutches, walking frames, white canes, special seats, yaya seats, polio boots, slates and stylus,” Jadiah said.
The money will be used to advance two National Secondary Schools Accessibility projects, refurbishment of St. Mary’s Children’s center for the disabled, and provision of assistive and mobility devices to over 1300 Persons Living with Disability (PWDs) across the country.
The Campaign also aims at complete eradication of stigma associated with disability in the various counties.
Since 2011, the Campaign has touched and changed the lives of over 4000 persons living with disability in different counties across Kenya, through the provision of assistive and mobility devices.