All intersex people deserve respect, corrected ID cards
The intersex community in the country is still facing injustices and discrimination, despite attempts to make government recognise them as a third gender within the policy framework of the Constitution. During last week’s inaugural commemoration of International Intersex Awareness Day, the chairman of the Special Persons Committee Isaac Mwaura, in partnership with the KNCHR ,accused MPs for not doing their part in this process. These people still have difficulties getting IDs. Mwaura said he rescued a young lady known as Ruth, formerly known as Karanja, who was detained at a bank by police after they accused her of falsifying documents and searched her inappropriately. He said the Knec has declined to change documents for the intersex students ,adding this has denied most of them access to higher education.
KENNEDY MULUNDA Via email