NAIROBI, Kenya

As the world marks the International Day of Disabled Persons on Tuesday, a group of intellectually disabled Kenyans have climbed Africa’s second highest mountain in a bid to raise awareness about the challenges that disabled people face in the East African nation of Kenya.

Among the group of 30 were people on wheelchairs who were pushed up by those who could climb on foot over 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) snow-capped Mt. Kenya, bracing the cold temperatures — especially during the rainy season from August to December.

Musa Kirokote was one of them braving to climb the mountain on

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