Vivian Onano is on top of the world at only 24

“My name is Vivian Onano. I am a Kenyan,” she announced to the audience, before delving into a seminal speech that highlighted the struggles of women and the youth in the 21st Century. PHOTO| COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • It would be incorrect to say that Vivian had never in her wildest dreams imagined that she would be on the world stage because hers has been a life defined by dreams; the more outrageous, the better. She just never thought that it would come so early, at the age of 24.

On May 29, a young Kenyan woman stood before a special sitting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and gave the keynote speech.


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