The Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports & the Arts, Ababu Namwamba, attended the Miss World Kenya 2022-23 beauty pageant. The beauty Pageant was held at the Two Rivers Mall in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.
During his appearance at the event, he delivered an address for the attendants of the pageant. During his address, he called on Kenyans to reflect on the impact of beauty pageants on society’s social, economic and political spheres.
He spoke, “Miss World Kenya has evolved from providing a platform that appreciates mere beauty to now celebrating a woman’s dream, goals & career. From women empowerment to global issues, it offers an opportunity to share viewpoints and uplift social causes.” He said.
The Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports & the Arts, Namwamba, added that the pageantry had become a strong voice of the unheard segments of society.
He further added, “This contest is also a platform for achieving fame and glory. It is an excellent entry point into various arenas – glamorous as well as non-glamorous,” he said
Further, the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports & the Arts Ababu believes that there is still a lot of untapped potential in the Creative Economy sector, particularly the pageantry industry.
During his attendance at the event, The cabinet Secretary promised the ministry’s support to help take the beauty pageantry and the creatives to the next level.
During the Miss World Kenya Pageant, Cabinet Secretary Namwamba joined the Permanent Secretary of the State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action. Veronica Nduva and the Cheif Executive Officer of the Centum Group, James Mworia
Cabinet Secretary Namwamba is passionate about working to uplift the youth of Kenya. He has held several meetings with the federations and establishments about improvements in the sports and arts sectors of Kenya’s Economy.