Miss Universe Kenya

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Miss Universe Kenya
Motto Confidently Beautiful
Formation 2004
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Nairobi
Miss Universe
Official language
National Director
Maria Sarungi Tsehai
Website missuniverse.co.ke

Miss Universe Kenya is a national pageant in Kenya that was first held in 2004 and an annual national contest to choose ambassador for the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe Kenya is not related to the previous Miss World Kenya or Miss Kenya contests.


Miss Universe Kenya was held for first time in 2004. Between 1987 and 2002 the Miss Kenya winners represented Kenya at the Miss Universe. From 2004 to 2005 Miss Universe Kenya Organization made separation pageant in under Miss Universe Kenya Management in Nairobi. In 2006, Miss Universe Kenya went bankrupt and could no longer compete at Miss Universe. Began in 2014, Maria Sarungi Tsehai, national director for Miss Universe Tanzania, secured the rights to the Miss Universe Kenya franchise. The competition is back under a new director and owner.

In 2016 Miss Universe Kenya concept was sponsored by Hennessy drink company.[1] In 2018, it is said to have a come back atMiss Universe


Boldface indicates winner of the Miss Universe

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Kenya County Another Title Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
1987 Susan Waruguru Kahumba Mombasa - Unplaced
1992 Aisha Wawira Lieberg Westlands - Unplaced
1995 Josephine Wanjiku Mbatia Taita-Taveta Key Account Manager at EABL Unplaced
2002 Julie Njeru Laikipia Model Unplaced
2004 Anita Maina Nairobi Model Unplaced
2005 Rachel Marete Baringo TV Presenter and Song-Scriptwriter Unplaced
2014 Gaylyne Ayugi Busia Journalism Unplaced
2016 Mary Esther Were Nairobi Marketing Administrator Top 6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Henessy for Miss Universe Kenya 2016". instagram.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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