Robert Budi and Finali Galaiya [Photo: Courtesy]

Budi, Finali are latest Mr and Miss World Kenya

Robert Budi and Finali Galaiya walked home with their heads high after they were announced winners in the annual Mr and Miss World Kenya gala held at The Mall, Westlands on Saturday evening.

“I honestly did not see this coming, my legs were shaking the whole time. I am happy to be the newly crowned queen and hope that my Beauty with a Purpose Project, which is widow cleansing, will receive the support it deserves,” said the newly crowned beauty queen, who is also the Miss India Kenya 2016. Her widow cleansing project seeks to eradicate the practice of widow inheritance among Kenyan communities.

The more than 26 contestants put their best feet forward as they sought to walk away with the crown and the ticket to represent Kenya at the world stage.

Budi told Monday Blues: “This is a dream come true. I am truly grateful to everyone who supported me.

I hope to carry the Kenyan flag high globally and follow in my predecessor’s footsteps."

Among those who were in attendance were Culture Permanent Secretary Josephta Mukobe, Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris, Nyamira Senator Kennedy Mong’are Okong’o, Embakasi MP Babu Owino, and Janet Mulei who was the first winner of the award after its inception in 2003.

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