Sunday, 11 February 2018
My dream AKA Ndoto yangu:
My dream We need to care for the most vulnerable people in our society and we need to make sure that the world we pass onto our children is better than what we found when we were born. I know I am Blind and I have lived with this great experience for more than 2 decades. I am proud to be Blind and the voice of the voiceless within the society. Especially the disability movement and the most vulnerable persons in the society. I am aware we are treated like third class citizens. My prayer is one day I will be in parliament. "To hit the ground, well, if not running, then moving in a rapid direction." As always the rights of persons with disabilities will be the top agenda. “My generation is one that is alive with the desire to make change; cognizant of the fact that if we do not do so, the world in which we will live … will be so much bleaker for it,” Some times while I meditate and dream I find myself talking to myself what I would do while in parliament. I trust One of the things I'm hoping and excited to do is to bring those lived experiences and those different perspectives into the institution. "It is very clear to anybody who takes the time to look that the disabled people are no longer satisfied with what they are getting from the current disability politics from the counties, parliament and senate. Having gotten education to expand more knowledge and experience on public policy development, implementation. I believe When we have diversity in that decision-making process then we get good legislation. The current situation in my country we have made steps of having representation of persons with disabilities but we have not yet achieved quality representation. I know this is a contested issue among the disability movement what should come first interms of either service or proper representation. I live it to the public to judge. We still have a long way of ensuring proper legislation are made which are more inclusive, Having the updated versions of persons with disabilities act, Kenya society of the blind act, Having new legislations like a carers bill and the access of technology which are very crusual bills which could enhance service delivery and improve the living standards of persons with disabilities. No one should be left behind the clarion call from the SDG. Having executive orders on some issues are paramount anyway it depends who advices the executive on disability matters. e.g a clear order on white cane usage, sign language interpretation, issuance of wheelchair and other assistive devices.--------------tutaongea tena. You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain a mount of madness . In this case ,it comes from non conformity ,the courage to turn your back on the old formulas ,the courage to invent the future .It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity . Today i want to be one of these madmen .We must dare to invent the future. -Thomas Sankara www.mugambipaul.com "Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience mold us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together."