THE LINK BETWEEN THE RIGHT TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AND TO BE INCLUDED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR PERSONS WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL DISABILITY, AND THE RIGHT TO WORK AND EMPLOYMENT: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KENYAN LAW
Keywords:persons with psychosocial disabilities, right to work and employment, right to live independently and in the community, Kenyan legal framework
The right to live independently and to be included in the community is especially important for persons with psychosocial disabilities as they often find themselves isolated from the community. This paper will delve into what the right to live independently in the community means for persons with psychosocial disabilities. Specifically, it will discuss the link between the right to work and employment, and the right to live independently and in the community. In fact, it will make the argument that if the Kenyan legal framework does not adequately protect the right of persons with psychosocial disabilities to work and employment, then it has failed to protect the right of persons with disability to live independently and to be included in the community. In order to make a determination, this paper will engage in a critical analysis of the Kenyan legal framework on the right to work.