No one ever pictures living their whole life with disability but some Kenyans have turned their lives around by accepting their situation.
Unlike back in the day when people living with disabilities were shunned and ridiculed, society is slowly accepting them and giving them equal opportunities just like everyone else.
1. Henry Wanyoike
Henry Wanyoike, who is a blind athlete, has beaten the odds to go ahead and win in different races both locally and internationally.
Wanyoike lost his sight after suffering a stroke on May 1, 1995. He says
“I went to bed a normal person, the following day I found myself in darkness.”
That night he lost 95% of his vision, and lost the rest gradually over the next few years. He was in despair. “I thought my life had come to an end.”
Denno came into the limelight after he collaborated with gospel artiste Daddy Owen to create the song ‘Mbona’ and since then he has gone ahead to produce another song with Bahati dubbed ‘Story Yangu’.
He is a true definition of mwanaume ni effort
3. DJ Euphorique
Euphoric lost the ability to use his lower body after being affected by Polio, but he has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry by being among the most sought after spin masters.
4. Mary Atieno
Mary has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades, producing uplifting gospel songs that get everyone to they stamp their feet whenever her music is played.
‘I am still amazed at how my mum overlooked my dad’s physical disabilities and married him’ Says Emmy Kosgei
5. Jackson Kipkemoi Kosgei
Father to gospel artiste Emmy Kosgei has beaten the odds and created a name for himself as a pastor despite being physically challenged.
While some people take advantage of their physical disabilities to beg and con people Jackson is proving that we are all blessed in different ways.
6. Dennitah Ghati
Migori Women Rep Ghati lost the use of her legs after being an an accident in 2014 only an year after being sworn in.