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Kenya*

General Country Information
Capital: Nairobi
Population: 40,046,566 (2010)
Form of Government: Semi-presidential Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 242,700 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 16.304 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 32,913 (2009)
Internet users: 3.36 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.17
World Rank 2005/2006: 153

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Disability Plan of Action (2004)
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Butere Initiative for Persons with Disability (BIPD)
P.O. Box 46, Butere
Nairobi
Kenya
Email: buterebipd@yahoo.com
Tel: +254-072-437-6779 / +254-072-693-8339

Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network
P.O. Box 22 Ronald Ngala
Nairobi, 00300
Kenya
http://www.edan-wcc.org/
Tel: +254-20-444-5837 / +254-2-724-169
Fax: +254-20-444-5835

Kenya Deaf Welfare Society
P.O. Box 13756 -00800
Nairobi
Kenya
Email: undeafken@yahoo.com
Tel: +254-721-564-672 / +254-722-452-924

Kenya Disabled Development Society (KDDS)
P.O. Box 40500-00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya
http://www.interconnection.org/kdds
Email: bodop41@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +254-727226211 / +254-735-793048
Fax: +254-20-251594

Kenya Institute for Special Education
P.O. Box 48413 
Nairobi, 00100 
Kenya
http://www.kise.co.ke
Email: info@kise.co.ke
Tel: +254-20-8007977      

Kenya National Association for the Deaf
P.O. Box 33445
Nairobi
Kenya
http://www.knad.org/
Tel: +254-222-7320                   
Fax: +254-233-5880

Kenya Programmes of Disabled Persons
P.O. Box 73587, City Square
Nairobi 00200
Kenya
http://www.kabissa.org/civiorg/161
Email: kpdp@nbnet.co.ke
Tel: +254-2-241-311 / +254-2-241-312
Fax: +254-2-241-324

Kenya Society for the Mentally Handicapped
National Headquarters
Waiyaki Way, Box 48751 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
http://www.kenyamencap.kabissa.org
Email: kenyamencap@yahoo.com
Tel: +254-20-4450853

Kenyan Paraplegic Organization
Lenana Road, Kilimani
P.O. Box 26047 00504
Nairobi 00504
Kenya
http://www.kenyanparaplegic.or.ke/
Email: talk2us@kenyanparaplegic.or.ke
Tel: +254-020-2025033
Fax: +254-020-2025036

Kitui United Disabled Persons
P.O. Box 4947
Nairobi 001000
Kenya
Email: bkiema2003@yahoo.com
Tel: +254-722-229642

United Disabled Persons of Kenya - DPI National Assembly
Ms Hellen Obande
P.O. Box 13488
Nairobi
Kenya
Email: udpk.kenya@gmail.com
Tel: +254-2-443915 / +254-2-446065                
Fax: +254-2-224463