|The immediate former Miss Forest Queen Ms Maureen Ng'ang'a poses infront of the contestants for this years crown before she handed over the crown to the new 'Queen'|
The second annual Miss Forest queen beauty contest took place on 4th of June at the Red Nova hotel in Kiambu. Twenty year old Martha Mukami a nutrition student at the Kenyatta University was crowned these year’s Miss Forest Queen in the colorful ceremony graced by senior Kenya Forest Service (KFS) officials among other guests.
Speaking later, Ms Mukami said that she was thrilled by the publics’ appreciation and hoped to be be a role model to young girls and promised to work effortlessly in sensitizing the youth on the importance of forest conservation. Mukami whose personal motto is “Confidence can take you where you want to go and make you become what you want to be” will reign as Miss Forest Queen for the next one year during which time she will be involved in forest conservation activities as well as being the KFS ambassador for the same.
The acting Head of Corporate Communications at KFS, Mr. Charles Ngunjiri congratulated Mukami for her win and assured her that KFS was going to offer all necessary support to enable her achieve her mandate as the forest beauty queen for the coming year. He also congratulated other contestants led by the runner ups for participating and putting on a very good show.
Story and pictures by Mike Muratha