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Miss Kenya

Miss Kenya Ltd.
Motto Environmental Conservation, Culture, Tourism and Goodwill
Formation 1960
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Nairobi
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Miss International
Official language
English
National director
Tony Chirah (last director)

The Miss Kenya is the oldest national pageant in Kenya which promotes Environmental Conservation, Culture, Tourism and Goodwill. This pageant is unrelated to Miss Universe Kenya or Miss World Kenya.

History

The Miss Kenya founded in 1960 and internationally competed at the Miss World competition.

  • In recent years the Miss Kenya Organization, the organizing body of Miss Kenya Beauty pageant, has made a comeback with the acquisition of the Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss Grand International franchises. In preceding years, most beauty queens representing Kenya at the Miss Earth contest were handpicked. The last director of Miss Kenya is Tony Chirah.

Titleholders

1960-2009

Year The Miss Kenya
1960 Jasmine Batty
1967 Zipporah Mbugua
1968 Josephine Moikobu
1984 Kadija Adams Ismail
1985 Jaqueline Mary Thom
1986 Patricia Maingi
1987 Sheila Linda Kegode
1988 Dianna Naylor
1989 Grace Chabari
1990 Aisha Wawira Lieberg
1991 Nkirote Karimi M'mbijjiwe
1994 Josephine Wanjiku Mbatia
1996 Pritpal Kulwant Dhamu
1999 Esther Muthoni Muthee
2000 Yolanda Masinde
2001 Daniella Kimaru
2002 Marianne Nyambura Kariuki
2003 Janet Muthoni Kibugu
2004 Juliet Atieno Ochieng
2005 Cecilia Murugi Mwangi
2006 Khadijah Shamillah Kiptoo
2007 Catherine Wangari Wainaina
2008 Ruth Nyambura Kinuthia
2009 Fiona Konchellah

2015

In 2015 the winners of Miss Kenya divided into three titleholders which mean they are winner.

Year Miss Earth Kenya Miss International Kenya Miss Grand Kenya
2015 Linda Njoki Gatere Eunice Onyango Elaine Wairimu

2016-Present

Year Miss Earth Kenya
2016 Grace Wanene
2018 Susan Kirui

Representatives at Big Four pageants

Miss Earth

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Began in 2014 Miss Kenya titleholder may compete at the Miss Earth pageant. The Miss Kenya expected to be environment ambassador of Kenya. Before joining Miss Kenya, Miss Earth Kenya titleholders were selected by casting.

Year Miss Earth Kenya Placement at Miss Earth
2001 Aqua Bonsu Unplaced
2002 Winfred Omwakwe Miss Earth 2002
(took over after Džejla Glavović dethroned)
2003 Hazel Nzioki Unplaced
2004 Susan Kaittany Unplaced
2005 Stella Marris Atieno Abungu Unplaced
2006 Emah Madegwa Unplaced
2007 Volen Auma Owenga Unplaced
2009 Catherine Emily Wanjuru Muturi Unplaced
2010 Miano Isabell Wangui Unplaced
2012 Fiona Yiasi Konchellah Unplaced
2014 Lydia Marcella Manani 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best Talent
2015 Linda Njoki Gatere Unplaced
2016 Grace Wanene Unplaced
2018 Susan Kirui TBD

Miss International

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss International Kenya Placement at Miss International
2006 Rachel Nyameyo Unplaced
2010 Fiona Konchellah Unplaced
2015 Eunice Onyango 2nd Runner-up & Miss International Africa

References