Kitui County Governor receives Miss Deaf Kenya, Miss Deaf Africa and first Runners up in Mr and Miss Deaf International 2019 held in Russia.
Kitui County Governor H.E Hon Charity Kaluki Ngilu on Wednesday received Miss Catherine Ngovi Nzengu in her office.
Catherine Ngovi beat odds to clinch Miss Deaf Kenya Title, Miss Deaf African title and emerged the first runners up at Mr and Miss Deaf International which was held in Russia in July.
The governor congratulated the young queen telling her that she had made Kitui County proud and put it in International map in terms of the abilities of people living with disabilities and assured to fully support her to become a good will ambassador for young people with disabilities in Kitui and Kenya at large.
Governor Ngilu encouraged her to continue with her ambitions and mentor more young girls and help them to realise that disability is not inability.
Catherine Ngovi comes from Itiva Nzou village, Kyuso Ward in Mwingi North Sub-County.
She’s currently pursuing a Diploma in Business management at Kenya Instute of management in Nairobi.
Catherine is currently advocating for interpreters to be stationed in all government institutions so that they can assist deaf people whenever they goes to seek for services there.
Ms Catherine is looking forward to go for Mr and Miss Deaf Stars competition in Italy next year which has been postponed from November this year.
She has an ambition of opening up a modelling school which she says will accommodate people living with Disabilities as she believes they have all it takes and only lacks opportunity.
Ms Catherine Ngovi had been accompanied by her Father Philip Ngovi Nzengu brother to Mwingi North MP Hon Eng Paul Musyimi Nzengu and her elder brother Eng Josephat Ngovi who was her sign language interpretor.