Woman of passion: I’m 19 and I fight for the elderly

Yvette Bonareri, the founder of Ukongwe Bora, during Senior Care Bill Discussions at Intercontinental Hotel. PHOTO| POOL

What you need to know:

  • Yvette drafted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill of 2020.
  • The bill makes it mandatory for the government and kin to take care of the elderly.
  • Failure to do this earns one a jail term.

Some life stories can change our outlook towards the world; they unveil the power of a rippling empathetic gesture and prove that even one person can bring about a major remodelling of society irrespective of their age, position, or situation in life. Such is the story of 19-year-old Yvette Bonareri.

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