Nairobi Hosts Fashion Contest to Preach Peace before Elections
By Shadrack Nyakoe
Wezesha Youth Initiative has convened a beauty pageant under the theme: “Love, Peace and Harmony” calling young people to maintain before, during and after the general elections.
Contestants in the raise for the Ksh.50, 000.00 prize cash, will embrace peace and harmony in their garments of the display.
The founder and chairperson of the Wezesha Youth Initiative Victor Paul said some factors still hinder the peaceful coexistence during the electoral process including; widespread poverty and unemployment, illegal firearms circulation and criminal gangs.
“There are gaps that are yet t be filled before we face the elections including; rampant Drug and substance abuse, corruption in different levels of societal systems, conflicts in different parts of the country, the huge gap between the rich and the poor, ethnic and religious profiling as a result of political party zoning,” said Victor.
He further added that social, economic and political injustices and urban disenchantment were lack of political willingness or capacity the causes of the political tension being experienced in the country.
The fashion show which will be held at Nairobi Cinema on Saturday 25th June will attract participants drawn from various youth organizations.
The programmes Organizer Mary Kilanga said that the pageant dubbed ‘Mr and Miss Tranquility 2022’ will have 6 categories and the winners in the various categories get to walk away with fifty thousand Kenya Shillings.
“We have six categories including Mr. Tranquility Kenya 2022/2023, Miss Tranquility Kenya 2022/2023, Mr. Tranquility Kenya 2022/2023, 1st runners up, Mr. Tranquility Kenya 2022/2023, 2nd runners up, Miss Tranquility Kenya 2022/2023, 1st runners up, Miss Tranquility Kenya 2022/2023 and 2nd runners up. We expect many participants to grace the event in the various events,” she said.
The group’s secretary-general Kimeu said that the beauty pageant will be the second edition as the first one was held two years ago in Siaya County.
“The winners will be expected to be the peace ambassadors in their various counties and neighborhoods,” he said.
The event will attract high profiled delegation from government and non-governmental organizations. The Nairobi City County Governor Ann Kananu and the Woman Rep Esther Passaris will also be in attendance.