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BeautyBeyondTheSkin: Kenya hosts inaugural Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant

People with albinism (PWAs) have faced unprecedented discrimination and persecution in parts of Africa, particularly in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi in recent years. To fight discrimination, persecution, stigmatisation, and alienation Kenya’s Albinism Society held its inaugural Mr and Miss Albino beauty pageant, an annual campaign to promote self awareness of PWAs in the society.


Fall from grace: Miss World Kenya 2016 ousted over “a grave situation”

Miss World Kenya 2016, Roshanara Ebrahim has been stripped of her title and will not represent the country at this year’s Miss World contest. The beauty queen was suspended indefinitely over “a grave situation” and pageant officials say she breached the code of conduct, without giving details of the contravention. The organisers will announce Roshanara’s successor in due course.

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Female beauty for sexual consumption

A 17 year old girl disclosed before a crowd at a poetry session I attended in Maseru that she had been sexually violated. Upon running into her attacker that week she decided to confront him and ask him what had motivated his actions. My heart sank, she said his response was: “because you are beautiful”! Was she supposed to have accepted that slap-in-the-face as a compliment, smiled and thanked him for it?