lovely Chonyi lady won this year’s Mijikenda Cultural Princess
Hando crown during the annual Multi Cultural Festival held in
Malindi, Kilifi County.
Glory Chiru Bojo, a communication graduate from Daystar
University was declared the winner during the hotly contested
competition which attracted ten beautiful ladies drawn across
brown in colour of an American height convinced the
judges that indeed she is really beautiful and worth
the title when she cat walked ahead of the dais as
the crowd applauded and appreciated her natural
young trained journalist who graduated last year
further convinced the judges that she is conversant
with the cultural norms and attires as she was
dressed in several traditional ornaments and
Mijikenda regalia as she respectfully walked before
visible attractive dimples and smiling face Chiru
wears could have acted as a charm to the judges who
unanimously voted her as the 2018 Hando Princess
making the crowd to burst into a cloud of
appreciation as they acknowledged her victory.
Chiru won herself a
one week trip to United States US, fully paid up courtesy of
Mseto Africa Limited who are the event organiser while the
second and third runners up will be heading to Zanzibar and
Maasai Mara respectively.
Winner of Princess Hando Glory Chiru Bojo with Miss
Tourism title winner Cristine Majeni
and Miss Culture crown winner Kibibi Baha (left)
pose for a photo after the Annual Multi Cultural
Festival held at Malindi.
Chiru was followed
closely by a 23- year-old Giriama lady from Kwa Upanga village
in Malindi sub-county. Claudia Dhahabu Kenga is undertaking a
Bachelors degree in Information Science at Technical University
of Kenya could not hide her joy when she was pronounced the
second runners up in this year’s Princess Hando contest.
“I can’t believe it,
it’s a surprise to me. I know I am beautiful but I could not
imagine I would emerge number two,” Dhahab said.
Both the two ladies
love socialising and travelling as well as reading novels but
they all hate with passion gossipers popularly known as “Team
Ghamakale Buya 22 years of age from Tarasaa village in Tana
River County was declared number three by the judges and seemed
comfortable with her achievement.
The softy spoken
Purity is a holder of a Diploma in Law currently working in a
law firm in Malindi.
travelling, site seeing and making new friends and will spend
one week in Masaai Mara as her prize for participating and
emerging number three in this year’s Hando Princess contest.
Thousands of local
and international tourists flocked the town to attend this
year’s Multi Cultural festival that was graced by several
dignitaries including the County Executive Committee Member
Trade Tourism and Culture Lamu County CeC Dismus Pole Mwasambu,
Chief Officer Trade Tourism and Culture Kilifi County Patience
Tsimba, Mseto Africa Ltd Coordinator Anthony Kadenge and Team
Leader Jacob Mulanda among others.
Though the Deputy
Governor Kilifi County Gideon Saburi had indicated that he would
attend the much publicised event, he changed his mind at the
eleventh hour and failed to show up.
Festival aims at promoting peace and cohesion amongst different
communities within Kilifi County and the country at large.
Mseto Africa Limited
Co-ordinator Anthony Kadenge said such activities also help in
revamping the Tourism industry that has been leaping down for
“This area has rich
traditional cultures that many tourists are yet to get a glimpse
of, so such events do showcase these traditions and attract lots
of tourists more so the youth also get opportunities to expose
their God given talents,” he added.
The three day Multi
Cultural Festival is normally celebrated during the Easter