Kenya National Association of the Deaf

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

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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. There are fourty seven affiliated branch associations, from the fourty seven (47) counties in kenya, that are geographically spread accross the country.

We diligently advocate and competently represent the rights of the Deaf community in Kenya, including the status of KSL, Education, Health, Culture, Economic and Social rights. 

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KNAD Activities and Programs

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.

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Latest News

Access to Health a challenge to the Kenyan Deaf population

Sonita NabwetoArticle 43(a) of the Kenyan constitution states that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care. But does this include the Deaf? The inability to hear is a hidden form of disability that requires the help of a sign language interpreter at all times…but recruitment in the health sector has yet to factor this need.


IDAW 2014 in 25 Pictures

IDAW 2014 in 25 picturesThe International Deaf Awareness Week held in Nakuru county from September 22nd to 26th this year was another great achievement by Kenya National Association of the Deaf and South Rift valley Association of the Deaf, with the latter being an affiliate association of the former. During the event different engaging activities took place and these are captured here for those who missed the opportunity to join us in 25 pictures.


Talk with Deaf children, Parents advised

It has been interesting and sad at the same time reading today’s Standard newspaper, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, which has brought to light the consequences of the frustration faced by Deaf children at homes. The article titled “Talk with hearing impaired children, parents advised”, in page 32; Central news, points out that Deaf children tend to be a lot more hostile in schools than their hearing brothers and sisters, and then goes ahead to blame their hearing parents for this hostility.


Capacity Assessment and Review Meeting with LVCT

LVCT paid KNAD offices a visit and interviewed the chairman, Mr. Nickson Kakiri, about how KNAD is capacitated to advocate for the policy and HIV/AIDS issues surrounding Deaf people. Among the LVCT team were Mr. Johnpaul Omollo who is the Program Coordinator and Mr. Martin Oloo who is the Disability Program Coordinator, at LVCT. This was as a result of LVCT showing interest to support as well as work together with KNAD to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS to the Deaf community.


Coming Events

First Africa Congress of African Union of the Deaf Youth

It is our pleasure to announce that the 1ST Africa Congress of Africa Union of the Deaf Youth will be organized by the Kenya National Association of the Deaf Youth Section which will be scheduled to take place on 19th – 22nd July 2016 at Nairobi, Kenya.


International Deaf Awareness Week 2016

September 2016

It is time again for Kenya national Association of the Deaf to plan and organize forums, community work, marches, debates, events, campaigns and meetings aimed to highlight specific human rights topics...