Kennedy developed quadriplegia after experiencing a spinal cord injury in 1992. Although he has no grip with his fingers, he learned to paint by wedging a paintbrush between them.
Painting has provided Kennedy a source of therapy and sustenance for living. Kennedy lost his mother in 2011, and in her memory created a fund called "The Momma Kennedy and Friends Fund." Through the fund, people have donated cows, sewing machines, chickens, over 200 goats, clothes, and mobility aids to people living with disabilities from poor and marginalized areas in his coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya.
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