The Right to Own and Manage Property and Finances by Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities in Kenya

Peer-reviewed article
East African Law Journal, 29 1-28


Elizabeth Kamundia


This article examines the right to own and manage property and finances by persons with psychosocial disabilities in Kenya using Article 12 (5) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as a lens. The article’s premise is that the legal framework on property does not provide an adequate enabling basis for persons with psychosocial disabilities to own property and control their financial affairs and that this is due in no small part to formal and informal guardianship protocols which deny persons with psychosocial disabilities their legal capacity.

Livelihood & Social Protection