Kenya has recorded significant success in responding to attacks against people living with albinism and discrimination in the health sector.
This is according to a report by Ikponwosa Ero, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism.
Ero cites Kenya’s success as the allocation of a substantial annual budget geared toward specific measures for persons with albinism.
“Kenya’s successes include the allocation of a substantial annual budget geared toward specific measures for persons with albinism, who had historically been left behind in the key sectors of health and education and had fallen prey to ritual attacks and the consequent insecurities,” she said
The report also suggested measures that can be put in place to protect people living with albinism from those who may try to harm them
” It is essential to undertake an intense and widespread sensitization campaign across the country, particularly in rural communities to ensure that the conditions that creat attacks in the first place are dealt with.” she added
The report was based on on research in various towns including Nairobi, Thika, Embu, Eldoret, Kisumu and Migori