Kenyan Student in UK Among Miss Africa Great Britain Finalists

24 September 2020

Nelly Ndung'u, a Kenyan student in the United Kingdom, is among the finalists in Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant.

Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant is open to African women resident in the United Kingdom.

The winner becomes a goodwill ambassador for Miss Africa Great Britain, charged with designing and implementing a charity programme based on her Pageant Platform.

Speaking to Nation, Ms Ndung'u, who hails from Nakuru County, said she will support a sanitary towels project in her home town Njoro.

"This is the perfect chance for me to give my services to the society. I have been following Kenyan news, and it's frustrating to see our girls getting pregnant at a very young age because they trade sex for pads," she said.

"This is why I would love to work towards eradicating 'period poverty'. I have done my research and this is a real problem, but one which is not widely known," she added.

Final list of 30

For the past one month, Ms Ndung'u has been using her social media platform to campaign for herself.

Since the beauty pageant started, back in 2011, no Kenyan has won it.

However, Ms Ndung'u is in a favourable position to bag the title as she is currently in second position.

The competition is open to girls from different countries in Africa, and Ms Ndung'u is the only Kenyan to make it to the final list of 30.

The first finals of the contest are slated for Saturday, September 26, with the eventual winner of the competition set to be announced on Saturday, October 17.

Ms Ndung'u moved to the UK in 2018 after securing an admission at the University of Hertfordshire where she studies pharmacology.

She spends her spare time with young adults living with autism in Peterborough.

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