The much-awaited finals for Miss Tourism Kajiado County takes place at Hornbill Grounds in Ongata Rongai tomorrow on Saturday evening.
Miss Tourism Kajiado contestants ahead of Saturday finals.
The event has been cropped up in the Churchill Show live recording at the grounds and the winners will be announced at 9pm.
Survivors and the best of the 15 contenders picked on September 15 and 16 for the academy at The Smith Hotel are expected to participate in the finals during the occasion.
Speaking to KNU in exclusive interview, Marion Kisoso, who is the spokesperson of the Miss Tourism Kajiado event, said a team of independent judges picked earlier to oversee the girls go through the academy are ready to roll out the winners on Saturday.
Kisoso, who is a former Miss Tourism Kajiado County and the outgoing champion, Sation Parmuat along with Naisiae Karia, are the mangers of this year’s edition of the event.
She said the team had financial constraints in organizing the event, but was upbeat that the academy has come to the end with the support of the county government that sought the sponsors for the entire process.
“We had no money to start the process of picking Miss Tourism Kajiado because of financial constraints but the coming in of the county government through the department of Trade and Tourism, we made it,” said Kisoso.
While responding to questions, Kisoso said all the 15 beauties who made to the academy at The Smith Hotel, Ongata Rongai, were competitively picked from all the 5 sub counties in the region.
“We have done this event in a professional manner. Any of the 15 girls picked is a possible winner of this year’s Miss Tourism Kajiado. The judges are independent professionals from ‘outside’ and I am ruling out issues of lobbying for the position,” said Kisoso.
The spokesperson said she was perturbed by some of the comments made in local social media to the effect that the county government had spent a lot of money for the event.
“There was no money at all, but we are happy that the Smith Hotel and another sponsor came in handy to provide for the accommodation and hair salon services for free,” she said.
The patron of the event, Mrs. Edna Lenku, thanked the team she has been working with to make this year’s event a success.
“We are telling our people to turn up in large numbers in Ongata Rongai on Saturday evening to witness their own cat-walking to victory in the finals pageantry. These are our very own children who have sacrificed to be part of the team that will market our tourism activities outside this county. Let us be proud for them,” said Mrs. Lenku.