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Kenya’s Condom Queen Is on a Mission to Educate Women and Girls

Brenda Alwanyi is Kenya’s new Condom Queen. Crowned in September, she can be found in Nairobi’s slums most weekends, handing out male and female condoms and educating women on sexual health and their rights.

Written by Ruud Elmendorp Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world, and young women aged between 15 and 24 account for more than 20 percent of all new infections. But Brenda Alwanyi is on a mission to change that. She was crowned Kenya’s Condom Queen in September by her university and, supported by the NGO Pathfinder International, spends her weekends in some of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods, handing out condoms and educating women and girls about sexual health.

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