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Rights in politics

People with epilepsy also have equal rights to participate in politics. Everyone above the age of 18 has the right to vote during elections or during a referendum (Article 38 CoK).
The Kenyan Constitution now requires that Parliament promotes the political representation of vulnerable communities in Parliament. These vulnerable communities involve; women, persons with disabilities, youth, and ethnic as well as other minorities and marginalized communities (Article 100 CoK) states (View Diagram):

In addition, everyone also has the right to form a political party or to be active in a political party (Article 38.1). Every political party has the obligation to respect the right of all persons to participate in the political process, including minorities and marginalized groups (Article 91.e).

People with epilepsy have the right to take part in active politics, a position that gives them power to not only represent the minority of people living with epilepsy but also to be part of the policy makers of a country. This means that people with epilepsy or any disability (visible or invisible) can hold public office and represent the masses if nominated or elected by following due process as required by the legitimate electoral body.