My ability is stronger than my disability

The first adjective that pops to mind when we meet Ashura Michael, 24, is that she is affable. PHOTO| DENNIS ONSONGO

What you need to know:

  • She graduated from the institution in 2013, hoping to enroll for a degree in law, but that was not to be, the argument being that she was deaf and had not studied Kiswahili in high school.
  • Her explanation that the subject was not offered in the schools she went to did nothing to help.
  • Having reached a dead end, she decided to study for a degree in gender and development – she is in her fourth year at the University of Nairobi.

The first adjective that pops to mind when we meet Ashura Michael, 24, is that she is affable. She has a bright engaging smile, open and expectant look.

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