Sharon Obara has been named Miss World Kenya 2021, taking over from Wavinya Maria.
Obara was crowned during an event held at The Trademark Hotel in Nairobi on Saturday evening.
Chantou Kwamboka and Mwihaki Njogu were the first and second runners up respectively while Mokeira Onchiri took home the people’s choice award.
The pageant featured different categories, including dance segment, cultural wear, and the evening gown category. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris were among the guests at the event.
“As a ministry, we will step up and support this pageant. The kind of beauty and talent witnessed here today is one that cannot be undermined. Kenya has a lot of beauty,” said CS Mucheru in his speech.
Ashleys CEO Terry Mungai, who is the owner and CEO of the Miss World Kenya franchise, said, “I have waited to hear the words that the government will support The Miss World Kenya franchise. Not that I haven’t heard these words before but I am happy to hear them from a man who truly means it.”
Mungai, Miss World Kenya 2018 Magline Jeruto, Big Ted, Robert Burale, and gospel singer Size 8 were part of the judging panel.
Obara will represent Kenya at the Miss World competition in Puerto Rico in December.