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Miss Kenya 2013 is crowned
By Laura Walubengo | Tue, 16 Jul 2013


The Miss World Kenya tiara was given to 23-year-old Wangui Gitongaafter she outwitted a pack of ten ladies to win the prize.

The title weighs heavy for the Linguistic student, at Sh1.3 million in cash, plus one year of grooming services at Ashley’s salons countrywide.

The Kenyan pageant is run by Ashley’s proprietor Terry Mungai and was sponsored this year by the SNAPP brand, under East Africa Breweries Limited.

Last year’s winner Shamim Nabil handed over the crown at a glitzy event at the Safari Park hotel on Friday night, and got the chance to share motivational tips with her successor.

The 1st runners up position and a token of Sh100,000 went to Leah Tesfamariam, a 1st Year student at Maseno University; while the third spot and Sh50,000 was taken up by Sophia Umwanza, a student at the Multi Media University.

18-year-old Ubah Musa, a 2nd Year student of International Relations at the Nairobi Aviation College won the congeniality award, for being the most likeable and pleasant contestant.


Shamim Nabil wears the crown for the last time


The Miss World Kenya pageant is held every year as part of the Miss World competition, which this year takes places near Jakarta, Indonesia.

“We are confident that Wangui, the newly crowned beauty will no doubt embody great virtues and attributes, and will be a great ambassador for Kenya at the global Miss World level that will be held in September,” said EABL’s Marketing Director Caroline Ndung’u.

She told an audience of 300 guests at the event that; “Today’s young woman is socially and economically empowered, and loves to be seen as sophisticated and glamorous, traits brought out by the Miss World property.”

The beauty pageant finale was graced by the Deputy President’s wife Rachael Ruto.
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