CS Bore Leads International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebrations in West Pokot

Honorable Florence Bore, the CS for Labour and Social Protection, together with Governor Simon Kachapin led celebrations at Makutano Stadium to commemorate this year’s United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The event themed, “United in Action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for persons with disabilities,” underscored the crucial role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in fostering inclusivity and equal rights for all, particularly for those with disabilities across various facets of development.
Aligned with the national government’s pledge to expand the Inua Jamii Cash Transfer program, an impressive 137,119 registered persons with disabilities are set to undergo comprehensive assessments to ensure they meet the criteria for the Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer program. This initiative aims to provide crucial financial support to individuals facing severe disabilities, emphasising inclusivity and support within the community.
The event was further marked by signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) and Huduma Kenya, in a move to enhance services and support systems.
Additionally, the Cabinet Secretary distributed assistive devices to empower and enable individuals with disabilities to thrive and actively participate in societal progress.