Kenya National Association of the Deaf

Representing and Advocating for the rights and aspirations of the Deaf Community in Kenya

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Mashujaa Day celebration where the KNAD staff was officially invited by the President

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Traditional folk dance by Ziwani primary School during IDAW 2012 in Mombasa

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Mr. Kakiri with other members during public demonstration on the final day of IDAW 2012

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Interview by Kass FM - Gideon Mbogo (KSL Interpreter) and Nickson O. Kakiri

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Irving Jiménez (Regional Representative, Panama, WFDYS), Nickson O. Kakiri and KNAD staff

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Nickson O. Kakiri and the deaf football team before the battle for IDAW 2012 Cup

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Participants take a photo before the public demonstration at IDAW 2012

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Contact Us

Postal Address:
P. O. Box 28507 - 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel / Fax:
+254 20 2636832


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Locate KNAD

Twiga Towers,
Murang'a Road, Off Moi Avenue,
4th Floor, Suite #409.

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Welcome to KNAD

We, Kenya national Association of the Deaf (KNAD), are glad to welcome you to our online portal. We are a legal Non Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in 1987 with the government of Kenya under the Registrar of Societies Act of 1968 rule 4. Our membership is derived from affiliated regional association with members drawn from the grassroots Deaf community country wide.

We diligently advocate and competently represent the rights of the Deaf community in Kenya, including the status of Kenyan Sign Language, Education, Health, Culture, Economic and Social rights.
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KNAD Activities and Programs

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At Kenya National Association of the Deaf, we represent and advocate for the rights and aspirations of the Deaf community in Kenya. We do this by carrying out advocacy activities which include: Deaf and Kenya Sign language (KSL) awareness, public information accessibility, and Constitution implementation processes.

KNAD also has programs which include: KSL reseach and development, KSL training, KSL interpreters training, civil education, youth empowerment, Education programs where we build the capacity of Deaf learners at every level, and we also work towards achieving partnership alliances to ensure that Deaf rights are captured in broader national agendas. Read More...

KSL Training at KNAD

The basic Kenyan Sign language training program at KNAD is open to anybody interested to acquire basic KSL for communication. Read More...

KNAD Forum

Join the conversation on how we can improve the lives of Deaf people in kenya. Note that your opinion count. Go to the forum >

IDAW 2013 Events

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International Deaf Awareness Week (IDAW) is a global event that is marked in the last week of September every year. The IDAW 2013 event will be held in Kisumu county from September 24th to 29th.

The theme will be:
"Equality for Deaf People"

Coming Events

  • Join KNAD's peaceful Protest for the rights of the Deaf to information access on Tv during presidential debate. More...
  • KNAD training for the KSL instructors from various parts of kenya. More...
  • KNAD launching report on baseline survey on Status and Levels of Kenyan Sign Language Accessibilities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons at Public Institutions. More...
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News Highlights

KSL Interpreters during court proceedings

KNAD team at supreme court assessing the possibility of having KSL interpreters during court proceedings. More...

November 8th 2012

One year on... Where is Stephen Gachuhi?

Mr. Gachuhi was last seen on October 2011 at Juja Road estate, Pangani, Nairobi before his disappearance. More...

November 7th 2012

International Deaf Awareness Week (IDAW) 2012 in Mombasa

KNAD successfully lead the IDAW 2012 event in Mombasa county from 24th - 29th September 2012.

September 30th 2012

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