Subject: Establishment of Centers for Persons With Disabilities in the County

              THAT, aware that the Nairobi City County Persons with Disabilities Act, 2015 (Act No. 9 of 2015) was passed by Nairobi City County Assembly on 2nd December 2015 and subsequently published on 15th January 2016; FURTHER AWARE that Section 8 (1), Sub-Section (b) (vii) of the Act provides for the functions of the Board (Nairobi County Board for Persons with Disabilities) which is amongst others, to, “encourage and secure the establishment of vocational rehabilitation centre and other institutions and other services for the welfare, rehabilitation and employment of Persons With Disabilities”; NOTING that Section 13(c) of the Act also provides that, “the relevant County Executive Committee Member shall establish institutions to cater for the visually impaired, physically challenged persons, hearing and mentally challenged persons to cater for vocational education, skill development and self-reliance;”FURTHER NOTING that a number of Public Primary Schools in Nairobi County operate Special Unit classes without a clear progression plan; CONCERNED that there are limited Village Polytechnics and Home Craft Centre established by the County Government of Nairobi City for Persons With Disabilities as mandated by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 under paragraph no. 9 of Part 2 of the Fourth Schedule; this assembly urges the County Executive move with speed to establish Centers for Vocational Education, skills development and self-reliance for Persons with Disabilities in Nairobi City County and ensure inclusive education within the existing pre-primary and childcare facilities.
Notice of Motion 6th December, 2017
Mover Hon. Anthony Kimemia, MCA.
Seconder Hon. Margaret Mbote, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 27th February, 2018
Remarks Adopted.
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