A Kenyan student pursuing pharmacology at the University of Hertfordshire is waving the Kenyan flag high as she is currently number 2 at the Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant finals. No Kenyan has ever reached such heights since the pageant kicked off in 2011.
Nelly Ndung’u is hoping to bag the title and become the goodwill ambassador for Miss African Great Britain where she can lead in designing and implementing a charity programme based on her Pageant Platform.
Nelly who hails from Nakuru County hopes to support a sanitary towels project across the country. She was interviewed by the Nation and said, “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. 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 said.
The Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant is open to African women resident in the United Kingdom. The competition is open to girls from different countries in Africa, and Nelly is the only Kenyan to make the cut to the final list of 30.
The first round of the finals will happen on Saturday, September 26, the winner of the competition set to be announced on Saturday, October 17. Follow Nelly on Social Media for support and votes.