People living with albinism in Nakuru County have been challenged to exploit available opportunities favouring them under the constitution to effectively articulate their concerns.
National Coordinator of Pastoral Heritage Concern Timothy Aseko regretted that most people living with the skin disorder were unaware of the privileges provided for them by the constitution and continued languishing in poverty.
Aseko noted that there were many special benefits provided to them by the government including five percent job opportunities in every county government.
He added that people living with disabilities were constitutionally entitled to doing business with government through public tenders in addition to accessing government funds for the vulnerable groups.
Aseko however, observed that most of these funds were underutilized due to lack of information among these groups.
He told people living with disabilities to form and register groups to enable them access government funds to uplift their wellbeing.
He also challenged them to seek elective posts to enable them champion for their rights in both national and county assemblies saying people living with albinism had the potential for leadership and skills.
The coordinator made the call when he met with people living with albinism in Nakuru County during an awareness campaign organised by Heritage Concern organization.
Aseko said in Nakuru County alone more than 500 people were living with albinism but only less than 100 were registered to access government provided funds and other assistance.
Source: Kenya News Agency