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KBC accused of using fake sign language interprators

25 March 2015, 15:22 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation KBC has been accused of using fake sign language interpreters.

The corporation has been taken to task by a member of the local society for the deaf for the apparent use of interpreters who are either not well trained or out of their depth.

Michael Ashur, co-chairman to the UNICEF youth council for Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities has asked that the corporation be investigated by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC.

" Their skills are greatly lacking and we are disgruntled at the disservice given to us, he said Tuesday in a latter to the EACC.

" This may be as a result of KBC failing to adhere to the legal requirements where such services are to be advertised, vetted and professional interpreters appointed," Ashur said.

The allegation will not be taken lightly by KBC who are the public broadcaster.

The issue will also revive memories of an incident in which the interpreter at the funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela was known to be a fraud.

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