All in­ter­sex peo­ple de­serve re­spect, cor­rected ID cards

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

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

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