Key representatives of the Disabilities Mainstreaming Foundation of Kenya paid a courtesy visit to Hon. Cleophas Malalah, Secretary General, United Democratic Alliance (UDA) at Hustlers Plaza, Nairobi. During the meeting, the foundation’s officials presented a transcribed UDA Party manifesto and Kenya Kwanza’s “PLAN,” which are designed for the visually impaired.
The meeting saw an insightful exchange of ideas, with a special emphasis on the role and status of people living with disabilities within the UDA Party as well as national programs aimed at promoting their active engagement in governance.
Hon. Malalah reaffirmed UDA’s steadfast commitment to resolving the concerns and aspirations of people with disabilities (PWDs) within the political environment. In this regard, he announced that the party had engaged a dedicated officer who will ho will be responsible for handling the affairs of PWDs.
The Disabilities Mainstreaming Foundation of Kenya team included:
- Dr. Dennis Junior – Chairperson
- Hon. Zebedeo John – Goodwill Ambassador
- Hon. John Mukewa – Director of Communications and Outreach
- Mr. Meshack Sausau, Manager of Voter Education
- Mr. David Mutemi – Disability Mainstreaming Champion
Among the UDA Party officials present at the meeting were Mr. Daniel Kiptoo–Director of Programs–and Connie Kaptuya–Manager in charge of Special Interest Groups.
The meeting’s collaborative outlook marks an important milestone in the ongoing efforts to improve the inclusivity and representation of individuals with disabilities in Kenya’s political setting. The transcribed UDA Party manifesto and Kenya Kwanza’s “PLAN,” which are specifically designed for the visually impaired, have immense potential to transform political engagement and inclusion for people with disabilities.
As the country makes progress toward a more inclusive and accessible political environment, this collaboration illustrates the value of collaborative effort in effecting good change and promoting an inclusive society.