Charlene Ruto Graduates With Certificate In Kenyan Sign Language

Charlene Ruto, daughter of Kenyan President William Ruto, has graduated with a certificate in Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) after completing a three-month basic course.

Ruto, who is passionate about KSL and the deaf community, said that she was inspired to learn the language after meeting former Miss Deaf Africa & Miss Tourism Mombasa Babelyn Mukila, who communicated with her solely through sign language.

“I was amazed by her ability to communicate so effectively without using her voice,” Ruto said. “I realized that I wanted to learn more about KSL and the deaf community.”

Ruto described the experience of learning KSL as a challenging yet rewarding journey.

“It was difficult at first, but I’m so glad I stuck with it,” she said. “I learned so much about the language and the deaf community. It was an eye-opening experience.”

Ruto is grateful to the many people who helped her learn KSL, including her teacher Rosemary Indeche, her examiner Washington Akaranga, and her friends Leakey Nyabaro, Nick Tolina, Babelynn Mukila, Baraza Joseph, and Benson Kariuki.

“I couldn’t have done it without their support,” she said.

Ruto is excited to use her new skills to help the deaf community. She plans to volunteer with organizations that support deaf people and to advocate for their rights.

“I want to make a difference in the lives of deaf people,” she said. “I want to help them feel included and accepted.”

Ruto’s achievement is a testament to her dedication and commitment to learning KSL. She is an inspiration to others who are interested in learning the language.

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Dennis Elnino

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