WOMEN LEGISLATORS LAUD FOR BBI REPORT ON PROVISIONS FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

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Persons living with disabilities (PWDs) in the ODM party want the proposed referendum through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) make them a stand-alone group in the Constitution.


Led by nominated MP Dennitah Ghati, ODM Disability League President Nickson Kakiri, Migori county woman representative Dr Pamela Odhiambo said classifying the PWDs under the special interest group had worked against them.


Speaking during the ODM Disability League meeting in Migori town, Ghati said classifying the PWDs under the special interest group had denied them gains they expected from the current Constitution.


She said the classification had denied them guarantee in getting some of the opportunities they deserve.


The MP said the only way to rectify the anomaly is to classify PWDs as a group of its own in the new constitution through the BBI report.


Odhiambo said the special interest in the current constitution is a blanket group that cannot accord the PWDs gains they deserve adding that she is supporting the BBI report hence she wants the PWDs classified as a group of its own in the new constitution that will emanate from the BBI.


She said they are going to undertake various initiatives to ensure the interests of the PWDs properly catered for in the imminent constitution.
Kakiri said inclusivity in the BBI should be seen by incorporating interest of the PWDs in the new constitution.


He urged persons with disabilities to contest elective posts in large numbers.
By Basil Okoth