Turkana: the government of Promote the rights of disabled Person
The government has come out clearly that it is committed to protecting, respecting, promoting and fulfilling the rights of children with disabilities. Speaking during the commemoration of the Day of an African Child, at Crusade grounds today, Loima D.O 1, Mr. Bernard Odino who was the Guest of Honor, said that apart from the fact that the government is engaging itself in promoting the welfare of the disabled, it is the responsibility of everyone to raise awareness about rights, capabilities, and potential of children with disabilities who are particularly vulnerable to marginalization and gender based violence.
Odino reiterated that there is need for all actors including civil societies to help in creating awareness at the community level. This year the theme of the commemoration is The rights of children with disabilities. The main duty being to protect, respect, promote and fulfill their needs.
In Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, about ten thousand black school children marched in a column more than half a mile long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young students were shot, the most famous of which being Hector Peterson. More than a hundred people were killed in the protests of the following two weeks, and more than a thousand were injured. This day, therefore, is commemorated to remember those who lost their lifes in that mayhem.
The commemoration was organized by World Vision Kenya, International Rescue Committee, The Government of Kenya through the District Children office, The Greater Turkana Civil Societies Network, TWADO and Child Fund.