Elizabeth Kamundia is a lawyer working on disability rights in Kenya. Through an Open Society scholarship, she studied disability law at the National University of Ireland Galway and graduated in 2012. She was awarded a gold medal for excellence after finishing at the top of her class.
Kamundia’s journey into the field of disability rights began in 2005 when she started learning sign language. As her understanding of the challenges facing people with disabilities in Kenya grew, so did her dedication to the field. “No matter where they live, no matter where they come from,” she says, “everybody wants to be able to have choice in their lives.”