The hearing community in Kenya has long been deaf to the needs of deaf people. Among the most neglected is the need to give the deaf priority to vote during elections. Caroline Aoko has experienced this first hand. As Kenyans go the polls on 8th August 2017, she plans to use her vote to amplify the voice of the deaf and create more awareness about their plight.
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