An Evening Of Elegance: Kisumu City’s New Queen Is Crowned

Kisumu City paused for an evening of elegance on Saturday, October 29 to formally crown Sheila Akinyi Udida, the new Miss Kisumu City during the pageant’s first edition. The Maseno University student was crowned before an enthusiastic audience of several hundred people in the magnificent Acacia Premier Hotel.

Sheila was among seven other finalists for the Miss Kisumu City title. They were Betty Odera, Emmah Awuor, Sharon Otieno, Judy Muthoni, Winnie Phoebe, Jessica Mitaya and Mary Ndunda. Betty Odera emerged the 1st runners up.

Miss Kisumu City Finalists
Miss Kisumu City Finalists

“It is a privilege and an honor to officially accept the role of Miss Kisumu City,” she said. “This has been a life changing experience, and I am forever honored and grateful to be the first to win the title.”

Miss Kisumu City Sheila Akinyi Udida
Miss Kisumu City Sheila Akinyi Udida

Sheila, who was encouraged to pursue the title of Ms Kisumu City by family and friends, said she is looking forward to responsibility.

Miss Kisumu City is an annual event geared towards nurturing talented models through training and competition to help them venture into the international modeling industry.

Sheila Akinyi (Right) with Thelma (Centre) and a friend
Sheila Akinyi (Right) with Thelma (Centre) and a friend at a past event

The beauty will spend the next year representing Kisumu City at numerous community events around the region. She will also be involved in national and international events whenever called upon to do so.

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