Do you think beauty pageants are maximumly utilized to push the country’s agenda? Seems like the government is falling back on track…
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday 9th November morning hosted Miss World Kenya 2018 Finali Galaiya, Mr. World Kenya 2018 Robert Budi and Miss World Africa Everlyn Njambi.
The beauties were accompanied to state house by Miss World Kenya Director Terry Mungai and Finali’s mother Pritee Galaiya, when they paid a courtesy call.
President @UKenyatta with Miss World Kenya 2018 Finali Galaiya, Mr. World Kenya 2018 Robert Budi, Miss World Africa Everlyn Njambi, Miss World Kenya Director Terry Mungai and Finali's mother Pritee Galaiya, when they paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi, this morning. pic.twitter.com/T46YXjruHq
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) November 9, 2018
Robert Budi and Finali Galaiya [former Miss India Kenya (2016)] were crowned the 2018 Mr and Miss World Kenya respectively at a colorful gala event held at The Mall in Westlands a month ago. Her experience seems to have given her the edge over the other finalists.
The event saw more than 26 contestants competed for the coveted title which came with a strong ticket to the global Miss Universe beauty pageant.
The meet was an answered prayer after Ms Mungai wrote a passionate letter to the President in 2017 pleading for assistant when the Kenya’s representative was in China for the global showpiece.
Dear Mr. President,
Receive our greetings from the Miss World Kenya team here in China representing the nation at the annual Miss World Beauty Pageant. With over 140 countries participating and more than 1 Billion viewers every year, this is the longest running and undisputedly the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world as it does not only celebrate physical beauty but also emphasises on inner beauty through beauty with a purpose.
Our nation’s hope lies on the shoulders of Ms. Magline Jeruto (Miss Elgeyo Marakwet), our representative this year. She has been here for a month and has so far been remarkable; even qualifying to be among the coveted top 30 contestants. As you know, Kenya currently holds the Miss World Africa title and consequently the expectations are high. As the competition heads towards the homestretch, the media and general public have taken keen interest and are hopeful that she will do exceptionally well come the finale on 18th Dec, 2017.
Your Excellency, it’s my humble submission that Jeruto is not only performing a national duty but is the face of Kenyan beauty to the world, a responsibility that should be catered within the Ministries of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs as well as Sports, Culture and the Arts with support from the Ministry of Tourism. We are cognisant of the current economic challenges that the political tension has caused. This has adversely affected our would-be corporate sponsors and has greatly depleted our finances on a personal and business level. However, mandatory competition requirements and expenses such as airline tickets, wardrobe, accommodation, and participation expenses have to be facilitated to create a conducive and equal environment for all contestants. To make this happen I have incurred personal debt to the tune of KES 2.5Million
Mr. President as you go about your many national duties serving the great people of Kenya, may you find it in you to hear our simple plea. As you have done in the past, may you remember us and support us here in China.
Thank you and may God bless you.
Mrs. Terry Mungai,
CEO, Ashleys Kenya and Miss World Kenya Franchise Director.
Isn’t that irresistible to any president?