The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services, through the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, a semi-autonomous Government agency under the ministry, has organised celebrations to mark the first United Nations International Albinism Awareness Day in Kenya.
Following the UN Human Rights Council, resolutions 23/13 of 13 June 2013, on attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism, and 24/33 of 27 September 2013, on technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted the resolution establishing June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day.
The Ministry will mark the day partly out of the commitment our country has to the United Nations but largely because of the Government policy of empowering the vulnerable groups in our society.
Celebrations to mark the Day will take place tomorrow Saturday 13th June, 2015 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Dome Area. Events to mark the day will begin with a procession at 10.00am which will be flagged off by Hon. Isaac Mwaura, a nominated Member of Parliament for Special Interest Groups. The route of the procession will be: KICC-City Hall Way-Taifa Road-Harambee Av –Parliament Rd-City Hall Way-KICC.
The Chief Guest will be Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary Designate – Ministry of Water and Irrigation who is scheduled to arrive at the venue at 11.30am and will deliver a key note address. Other speakers during the function will include PS Ali Noor Ismail, Principal Secretary MOLSSS and Hon. Mwaura.