Brian Waihenya

2023 Fellow from Kenya

Brian Waihenya has more than five years of experience in the writing industry. Currently, Brian is a writer and lead interviewer at Potentash, a blog that focuses on creating awareness about issues faced by people who are disabled in Kenya. Brian is also the founder of the Strong Spine Foundation, which seeks to empower people who are disabled by providing assistive devices and advocating for inclusion. He is passionate about changing the narrative of people who are disabled in Africa and providing them with tools to improve their quality of life. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Brian plans to further his foundation and expand it across Kenya and Africa and to champion legislation and social change in the disability community.

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