It isn’t every day that you get to meet someone who’s done something for so many just by being courageous and open. Wagura is such a person. When Asunta started raising people’s awareness about HIV, few were willing to talk about it; many were scared. Apart from advocacy, she is the Executive Director of the Kenya Network of Women Living with Aids (KENWA) and a mother of three wonderful adopted boys.
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Yvonne Khamati-Kilonzo, Kenya’s youngest diplomat yet, admits that the responsibilities and challenges of her work in a chauvinistic and patriarchal environment have been worthwhile and interesting. By Nelly Kuria
She is the youngest ambassador that Kenya has ever had. At only 28 years, Yvonne Khamati-Kilonzo is now Kenya’s head of Chancery and deputy permanent representative to the Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). UNON comprises all UN offices in Nairobi plus UNEP and UN-HABITAT.