International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Structural Inclusion Policies and Disability Mainstreaming in Turkana Central Sub-County, Kenya
Lotaruk Ekuam Nahashon, Dr. Wilson Muna, PHD

Persons with Disabilities are faced with myriad of challenges in our communities that are linked to social, economic and political exclusion, thus affecting equal participation of PWDs compared to other members of the society, further derailing empowerment efforts for PWDs. The study objectives focused on structural inclusion policies on employment, assistive devices and technology and physical infrastructure and their effects on disability mainstreaming. It draws from the social model of disability theory that implies that communities have failed to incorporate PWDs into the society. Lack of equal opportunities for PWDs was revealed by the study, which also recommends that public and private actors should embrace participatory process in policy formulation that is designed to achieve equal opportunities in work, in provision of assistive technologies/devices and to ensure proper access to public infrastructure for PWDs.

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