Owing to their already marginalised status in the society, persons with disabilities are more likely to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is majorly due to inaccessible public health information, the built environment and support services. Consequently, in view of the containment measures put in place for COVID-19 like social distancing, lockdown and cessation of movement, persons with disabilities may find themselves isolated and their living conditions worsened. The findings of this study strongly indicate that persons with disabilities have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, on the economic front, 52.04% of the respondents reported being unable to meet their basic needs, including inability to access healthcare.
Every person including persons with disabilities have a right to acquire and own property such as land, of any description in any part of Kenya. It is a constitutional right guaranteed under Article 40 which can only be limited except by law and only to the extent that the limitation is reasonable and justifiable in a democratic society based on human dignity and equality.Pursuant to the above mentioned, this article seeks to further disability rights by educating persons with disabilities and the society on disability rights.
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