Registration of people living with Epilepsy by the National Council for the People with Disabilities

Registration of people living with Epilepsy by the National Council for the People with Disabilities

Are you registered?

We are glad to announce that a substantial number of those that were assessed in May 2018 have been issued with the NCWPD cards. The issuing of these cards was held at the Karen epilepsy clinic on 12th September 2018.

Mr Dennis Moturi, a representative from the council launched the event by explaining the comprehensive benefits of being a registered member of the council, a few are listed below.

  1. Education support at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
  2. Provision of assistive devices for free
  3. Cash transfers for those with more than one form of disability
  4. Ksh 100, 000 for business start ups in group settings of 10 members and above.
  5. Tax exemption.
  6. No need to pay daily fee to Local Government for small businesses.
  7. Free parking on purchase of an annual  disability sticker valued at Ksh 100 from the council.
  8. It helps the Government to keep count of how many disabled people there are to be able to fairly distribute resources.

He also explained what the card is not:

  • It is not an ATM card, so don’t use it to withdraw money, nothing will come out
  • It is not a NHIF card.
  • It is not a mega rider card to pay your bus fare, so don’t give it to the bus conductor.

There was caution on how to be a responsible card holder. The services that can be accessed by use of this card are for the card holder’s benefit only. It should not be used by anyone else under false pretense. The public has also been warned not to take advantage of a card holder’s benefits, it’s their right and the law is against such misuse.

For us at KAWE, this is a breakthrough. Epilepsy in a family is a financial burden so we are always working hard to find every possible assistance our patients can acquire. Epilepsy does not only affect the sick member in a family, but the entire family both mentally and financially.

Admittedly, in this first assessment session the criteria was not clearly defined, but Mr Moturi mentioned that in future their officers will put all matters into consideration in their assessment of people living with epilepsy.

‘Unlike many physical disabilities, epilepsy cannot be reviewed by a physical examination only,’ he noted.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Lydiah Mwangi

    Hello, this is very good news! When’s the next registration? Have a nephew who is living with the condition since he was a small boy (now he’s over 20 years, on daily medication which has been a big burden to the family but he has to take the dose daily)
    Would like him to be registered for may be it would do him good in exempting him taxes and may be other benefits to assist him in life.

    1. Keziah Njoroge

      Hello Lydia, thank you for the complement. Due to the current pandemic, we have not had any updates from the National Council. Kindly make a point of visiting their offices for more inquiries. Thank you.

  2. Veronica Gathuku

    Thanks for the information. My son is epileptic. Through medication, he has gone through the university but the medication has caused his shoulder joints to be weak. Can he be registered to be a member? He did a degree in mining and mineral processing and is currently unemployed.

    1. Keziah Njoroge

      Hello Veronica.
      It is advisable you visit the National Council offices for them to do a medical assessment and determine if your son will be registered with them.
      Thank you.

  3. ADAN HALKANO

    Hello am Adan from Marsabit, am living with seizure for the last one year, what is the procedure for getting registered am working with TSC, thanks

    1. Keziah Njoroge

      Hello Adan, please make a point of visiting any of the National Council’s offices for more details.Thanks

  4. Mort

    Have been living with the condition for 25 years now. Cost of the drugs like keppra or tegretol.are really expensive, but it doesn’t stop me from doing what I like doing i.e working with power tools like circular saws. Router machines, drills, jigsaws. It’s a challenge but I love doing what am doing.

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