Government to make bid to host Miss Word 2019

Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris, Ashleys Kenya Limited CEO Terry Mungai and Embakasi MP Babu Owino [Photo: Courtesy]

The Government has pledged to work closely with the Mr and Miss World Kenya organisers and the winners to promote culture and tourism.

Speaking at the Mr and Miss World Kenya gala at The Mall, in Westlands, Nairobi, Culture Permanent Secretary Josephta Mukobe commended the franchise for the success it had achieved in hosting the gala, highlighting past winners Cecilia Mwangi and her anti-jigger campaign, Idah Nguma with her cleft project, Evelyn Njambi with her anti-FGM campaign and last year’s winner Magline Jeruto for highlighting the plight of children living with autism.

The 2016 Mr World Kenya Kevin Owiti also got a shine for his effort to highlight the cause for the boy child.

She pledged to work with the franchise to empower youths through the gala and the projects the winners would embark on.

Mr Mukobe also took a highlight at the two continental queens in the last two consecutive years, saying: “Kenya has proven itself by emerging top in Africa in the last two Miss and Mr World pageant finals, and with all the great facilities and enabling environment as well as diverse culture and tourism attraction. We will be making a bid to host Miss World in 2019,” she announced.

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