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Renowned activist Asunta Wagura welcomes twins at 60

 A side-by-side photo of Kenya’s renowned anti-HIV/Aids crusader Asunta Wagura and her twins. [Courtesy, Facebook Asunta Wagura)

Renowned anti-HIV/Aids crusader Asunta Wagura has welcomed twin girls at 60. 

She is now a mother of seven children.

Sharing the news on her Facebook page, Asunta said the birth of her twins was a plot twist she did not see coming.

"This year, my life’s narrative took a comedic turn worthy of an Oscar—yes, at the sprightly young age of nearly 60, I’ve become a mother to twin girls! It’s a plot twist I never saw coming, and one I can hardly believe myself!" she wrote.

Asunta has lived positively with HIV for over 34 years.

She says the birth of her twins is 'a fulfillment, a revelation and a revolution of her soul.'

"I never knew exactly what I was looking for until it arrived, swaddled in pink and crying out with vigorous, life-affirming wails...Who says you can't set sail on new adventures just as you're nearing that 'sixth floor' of life? I chuckle, rocking my girls to sleep," she added. 

Asunta was diagnosed with HIV in 1988. At the time, an HIV diagnosis was similar to a death sentence.

To soften the blows of stigma, Asunta started the Kenyan Network of Women with Aids (Kenwa). 

Through Kenwa, she, together with others began making home visits and providing basic foodstuffs, bed management, and care, at one time reaching upwards of 10,000 people.

This turned her into Kenya’s renowned anti-HIV/Aids crusader.

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