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Salaries Of Sign Language Interpreters which is higher than that of a KDF officer

The most popular sign language interpreter in Kenya is Citizen TV’s Youla Nzale who stole the show in a 2019 devolution conference when she perfectly knitted president Uhuru Kenyatta’s tone and mood into sign language.

With the rise in demand for sign language interpreters, many Kenyans are pursuing Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) as a short course to guarantee access to further opportunities in media and various institutions.

Requirements;

KCSE mean grade of C- with at least a C- in English and Kiswahili.
A certificate in Kenya Sign Language (KSL)
A KCSE C- in KSL for a Deaf persons.

At the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) one can study sign language for health care workers for a 6 month period. The short course is only offered at Murang’a and Molo campuses and the minimum admission requirement is a certificate in any course. According to their website, the tuition fees is ksh 60500.

In a past job advertisement by Nyeri County Government, a sign language interpreter vacancy was posted to be in job group K category with a basic monthly salary of ksh 31,000 a commuter allowance of ksh 5,000 and house allowance of ksh 12800. (Ksh 48800 gross pay).

However sign language interpreters working with NGOs and media houses definitely earn more.

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