Now that we are done with elections, we were promised the right of representation and even participated as candidates in the electoral process. Our community has so many promising leaders who really dedicate their lives to changing the way people perceive us as a PWD community. Our own experiences and the battles we had to conquer to get to where we are as leaders are what make us educate society and make a difference so that we can provide solutions. When it comes to Inclusion in government, only a few of PWDs are acknowledged or none at all. This year there was a lack of representation of PWDs in 20 county assemblies that also manifested a continuation of a previous pattern of intentional oversight where after the 2017 General election a total of 22 county assemblies did not have a single representation of pwds.
Thus failing to follow Article 81(c) of the Kenyan constitution which states fair representation of persons with disabilities. This is very discriminatory and very disheartening that we are still the population excluded from society. Yet we are told it's our right to join in, only to be excluded. Many of us feel like we are fighting in an endless battle, we feel like we are fighting for our independence against a war that is invisible.