2014 Niko Fiti Campaign

At the beginning of 2014, Kenya Re set aside KSh29 million for the Niko Fiti-Ability beyond disability campaign with the long-term objective of supporting paraplegics and donating assistive devices to special learning institutions that cater for persons with disabilities.

 

The 2014 edition of the campaign themed Niko Fiti- Ability beyond Disability Journey saw the first caravan headed to Western Kenya flagged off on 2nd July, 2014.  Between 2nd and 4th July, the caravan transversed Kisii, Kisumu and Busia regions distributing assistive devices to 465 beneficiaries - 87 in Kisii, 93 in Kisumu and 285 in Busia. Beneficiaries came from far and wide including counties like: Nakuru, Eldoret, Bungoma, Vihiga, Kakamega, Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Nyamira and Migori.

 

Living with disabilities can be challenging. People who do not have any disabilities may find it difficult to understand the plight of those who do. The personal stories of those living with disabilities offered a refreshing perspective on the meaning of life and the ability to endure an entirely new way of living. One such story is that of Henry Makokha, a beneficiary from Busia who says he regained his self-esteem after he received a prosthesis for his right leg that was amputated following a bone infection. As a teacher, he can now concentrate on his students as he is now able to teach full time which was not possible before he received the prosthesis from Kenya Re.

 

The second caravan of the year 2014 went to Mt. Kenya region where 677 mobility and assistive devices were distributed to hundreds of beneficiaries. This caravan covered Murang'a, Embu, Kerugoya, Mikinduri and Isiolo regions. Kenya Re remains committed to improving the quality of life for persons living with disabilities and empowering them to go through their daily activities with minimal dependence on other people. 

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