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The voice and contribution of the political parties through the regulatory role of Office of the Regisrar of Political Parties towards increasing representation of Persons with Disabilities in Parliament was a key feature during the inaugural Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) Africa Region conference, Kenya hosted on 14th to 18th October 2021.
 
Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu being among the guest speakers, spoke on the subject; “Participation of Persons with Disabilities in political parties”. She highlighted the gains ORPP had made in regulating and supporting political parties in promoting meaningful contribution of PwDs in parties in ways such as ensuring their inclusion in party governing organs, assessing membership requirements and steering varied capacity programmes and engagements targeted to the elected and aspiring PwDs.
 
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Regisrar of Political Parties Ms.Ann Nderitu speaking during the forum.
 
The noble conference, that brought together PWDs Parliamentarians from 12 commonwealth countries was convened by Kenya's Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly. Kenya leads the leadership of the CPwD network to which the Speaker Hon. Justin Muturi is currently the Chairperson of the Executive Committee Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region while Hon. Dennitah Ghati serves as the CPwD’s Chairperson. The forum, to which member country duty bearers participated was centred on the theme; Mainstreaming Disability Considerations in Legislative Agenda in 21st Century.