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Locked up and forgotten: Links to the world

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Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Across Kenya there is a terrible secret, hidden from the world. People who barely exist. They live in darkened rooms, if you can call it living...they're locked up and forgotten.

CNN's David McKenzie found them in a world of anguish and misunderstanding -- a world where mothers are forced to do the unthinkable to protect their children from a society that's fearful, ignorant, and stigmatizes those who are labeled as different. That "difference" is mental disability.

He found moms who keep adult children locked away and a health system that admits it needs more resources.

For more on disabilities in Kenya, check these external sites.

Kenya Society of Mentally Handicapped

Kenya Ministry of Medical Services

Kenya Ministry of Health and Sanitation

U.N. Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities

 
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