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Lovely Chonyi Lady Has Swept This Year’s Mijikenda
Cultural Princess Hando Crown In Malindi Festival

Coastweek -- A lovely Chonyi lady won this year’s Mijikenda Cultural Princess Hando crown during the annual Multi Cultural Festival held in Malindi, Kilifi County.

The 29-year-old 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 the country.

Chiru, 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 beauty.

The 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 the crowd.

The 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 | Coastweek
Coastweek -- Winner of Princess Hando Glory Chiru Bojo with Miss Tourism title winner Cristine Majeni (centre) 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 Mafisi.”

Young Purity 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.

She loves 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.

The Cultural 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 several years.

“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 holiday.

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