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The present Doodle, outlined by Kenya-based visitor craftsman Joe Impressions, commends the 71st birthday of acclaimed Kenyan teacher and creator Okoth Okombo, a famous specialist of Nilotic etymology (from the Nile River locale) who is broadly viewed as the originator of African communication via gestures examines.

Duncan Okoth Okombo was brought into the world on November 8, 1950 in Kaswanga, a town on the distant Kenyan island of Rusinga. As an individual from the Omusuba clan raised during a period of British provincial standard, Okombo saw firsthand how the height of the English language disintegrated his ethnic character by pushing his primary language of Olusuba to approach annihilation. These encounters roused Okombo’s long lasting mission to protect native African legacy through scholarly community with a significant spotlight on instructing youngsters in their local dialects.

While seeking after his semantics doctorate in 1983, Okombo distributed Masira ki Ndaki (“Misfortune is Inevitable”) in Dholuo, which is viewed as one of the primary books distributed in a Kenyan language. He kept on passing down his mastery as an educator of semantics and writing at his place of graduation of the University of Nairobi, where Okombo established the Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) Research Project in 1991. This task prompted the boundless reception of KSL across Kenya, permitting the country’s hard of hearing local area to get new open doors in the public eye.

For his accomplishments, the World Federation of the Deaf chosen Okombo as its worldwide president from 1992 to 1995. Today, Okombo’s understudies recall him as an incredible audience, narrator, and surprisingly an extraordinary artist as his inheritance lives on in the continuous backing work of the Kenyan Sign Language Research Project.

Cheerful birthday, Professor Okombo!

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