On December 15th 2017, Africa’s largest slum - Kibera held a fashion and beauty pageant “Mr. and Miss Kibera” to promote peace and good governance through beauty in neighborhood and beyond.
The event organized by Amani Kibera and other partner organizations, attracted hundreds of Kibera residents advocating for peace in the coming days after the 2017 disputed Kenya presidential elections that saw a string of protests and riots in several parts of the country.
The pageant saw 18 contestants -11 ladies and 7 gentlemen, model vintage, traditional and professional outfits such as air-hostess, engineer, and teacher, to show that they can be part of the nation’s striving economic workforce.
They also showcased their own creativity, wearing outfits crafted from balloons, plastic Coca-Cola bottles and banana peels.
Established and upcoming local artists graced the event one after the other performing on stage and spreading messages of peace, love and unity.
In front of a crowd of about 500 people, Daniel Okoth and Happiness Mwisha were crowned the winners Mr. and Miss Kibera 2017.
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