Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Old, disabled and left behind

It is election time again and Kenyans will be looking this December to usher in a new crop of leaders, a group that they hope will be more sympathetic to their specific needs. In hurriedly running through the manifestos of the major presidential hopefuls, I have found them to be filled with the same old platitudes. Predictable statements about infrastructure improvement are juxtaposed against the flavor of the season, dreams of free high school education. There is even the obligatory mention of women's equality, replete with dedicated seats in parliament and the public service. One thing is glaring in its omission from these lists. The issue of infirmity whether this is due to disability or old age.
Read more here as Lindiwe Ngazina makes a case for Kenya's elderly.