The National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (hereafter referred to as the Fund) was registered on 7th July, 1981 after a funds drive which raised Kshs. 20,768,363.15 in aid of persons with disabilities was held on 4th October, 1980 during the Kenya National Year for the Disabled. The Trustees appointed by the then President Daniel T. Arap Moi utilized the funds to purchase its first commercial building in the Central Business District, namely Rehema House, located along Kaunda/Standard street in 1982 at a price of Kshs.25 million.
The Fund was incorporated as a Trusteeship under the Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act Cap. 164 of the Laws of Kenya on 6th April, 1989. In the same year, another Harambee was held and the proceeds went towards purchase of a second building in Westlands, namely New Rehema House. This was in an effort to increase the capital base of the Fund. In 2013, the Governement of Kenya gave NFDK an amount of Kshs.475 million towards purchase of a 3rd property along Ngong Road, namely Rehema Place. The rent collected from these buildings forms the organizations main source of income which is utilized in funding donation programmes as well as cover administrative costs. Surpluses are invested as per the policy of the Board of Trustees.
“The Patron, as per the Trust Deed, is the sitting President of the Republic of Kenya, currently His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.”
The patron is tasked with the appointment of the Board of Trustees. The Board is chaired by a non-executive chairperson. The day-to-day management of the Fund is run by a Secretariat, led by the Chief Executive Officer, based at Rehema House in Nairobi’s central business district.
Today, the Fund’s impact on the socioeconomic empowerment of persons with disability is evident nationally through its donations programme and flagship projects spread throughout Kenya.
National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya
2nd Floor, Rehema House
P.O. Box 47857-00100GPO,
Tel: 254 20 2251791/ 2133 652
Cell: 254 722 200 783/ 0735 769 852
254 0729 814 720 ( SMS line for the deaf)