Great Milestones Towards the Upcoming Census

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIRMAN ON THE UPCOMING CENSUS AND THE ALBINISM QUESTION GREAT MILESTONES ON UPCOMING CENSUS Today, the acting Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury appeared before the Senate Committee on Finance and Budget, which I serve as the Vice Chairman, to brief Senators on the progress made in this year’s national census. We resolved
The First Ever Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa 2018

The First Ever Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa 2018

The 30th day of November 2018 saw the first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa beauty pageant being held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre. The beauty pageant, full of pomp and colour, brought together thirty participants-come-models with albinism from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The event offered the selected models a platform to not only
A Big ‘Thank You’ from our Chairman

A Big ‘Thank You’ from our Chairman

I take this opportunity to thank all who found time to be with us during the first ever Mr and Miss Albinism East Africa pageantry and talent event that we held on Friday 30th November 2018 till 1st Dec 2018 at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC). First, I thank Cabinet Secretaries Ukur Yattani (Labour and
First Ever Mr And Miss Albinism East Africa 2018

First Ever Mr And Miss Albinism East Africa 2018

Albinism Pageant Carries a Serious Message A groundbreaking beauty pageant chose the first Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa in Kenya’s capital. People with the hereditary condition have faced discrimination, violence and even murder. One contestant, Elizabeth James of Tanzania, said she had been forced to change schools as a child when people, staring and
Mr and Miss Albinism Kenya 2016

Mr and Miss Albinism Kenya 2016

As a Society, we embarked on this journey to debunk some of the myths and misconceptions perpetuating discrimination and stigmatisation that Persons with Albinism go through. Persons with Albinism face myriad of problems including being raised by single parents, low education levels and high poverty levels. The main objective of the event was to create
More Empowerment Opportunities for Persons with Albinism

More Empowerment Opportunities for Persons with Albinism

Two more Persons with Albinism will be joining Cytonn Investment early next year under a Young Leaders Program that goes for twelve weeks. This was agreed upon during a partnership meeting at Cytonn Investment’s office at Liaison House on Thursday 29th 2016. Speaking in the meeting, Hon. Mwaura said any help to Persons with Albinism
Kenya Film Classification Board Partners With Albinism Society of Kenya

Kenya Film Classification Board Partners With Albinism Society of Kenya

It was yet another great news for Albinism Society of Kenya (ASK), after Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) partnered with us to help create awareness on matters albinism. This came after the KFCB’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua attended the first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism Kenya on 21 October 2016. Albinism Society of
Goldalyn: The Golden Girl

Goldalyn: The Golden Girl

Goldalyn Kakuya from St Ann’s Junior School Lubao, in Kakamega County, emerged top after scoring four hundred and fifty five (455) marks out of five hundred (500) marks despite all the challenges that come with albinism. She was the first Person with Albinism to top the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education since the introduction of
First Female Deejay Living with Albinism

First Female Deejay Living with Albinism

Deejaying as a profession started way back in in 1943 by Jimmy Savile, when he threw the first deejay party dance. He played jazz records for his guests. A few years later, Savile became the first man to use turntables to keep the music in continuous play. A deejay is a person who plays recorded
Hope At The End Of The Tunnel

Hope At The End Of The Tunnel

After waiting on end to lovingly hold him in his hands, twirl his finger in his delicate hand, and remark of his striking resemblance with him or his folks, he got a smack on his face. Reality ambushed him with an unusually white baby. Instead of melting his heart like his firstborn son did, the
It is Never the End Keep On Hoping

It is Never the End Keep On Hoping

Discrimination, stereotyping and perceptions of beauty, Prejudice, name calling has been part of life for Martha Florence Namai. Born in 2001 in Rurandi Constituency, Kakamega County, Martha has gotten used to isolation and rejection she has been shown by the society including her father. Martha was born in a family where the father has three
Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Diversity and Inclusion Awards & Recognition celebrated excellent achievers of individuals and organizations who are champion of a more peaceful, equal and inclusive society on Friday 29th 2018 at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. This year’s theme was Celebrating Unity in Diversity.  Among the nominated people was our very own National Coordinator Hon. Sen. (Dr.)