Social Protection and Disability in Kenya

Krystle Kabare - Development Pathways

Many developed and developing countries are working to improve the lives and livelihoods of persons with disabilities by investing in social protection schemes. However, more needs to be done to build and strengthen social security systems to ensure that persons with disabilities can access the income support they need.

This report provides insights into the current situation in Kenya regarding the inclusivity of social protection for people with disabilities. It begins by presenting a brief overview of the general access of persons with disabilities in Kenya to social services and income. Thereafter, the report analyses the level of access to social protection programmes for people with disabilities, including challenges related to the design and delivery of the main social protection schemes. Finally, recommendations are provided on how to improve policies and programmes in Kenya.