Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 203 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!It’s the first of it’s kind, and it is taken what is seen to be different and putting it on a pedal stool. It’s the first ever Miss Albinism Kenya. And although we are late on this report, The event took place in Kenya on the 21st of October saw many albino’s compete for the title. A Contest in Nairobi aimed at fighting back against persecution in east Africa, where albino body parts are sold on black market, the Daily Maverick reports With its evening gowns, celebrity judges and tears of joy, this beauty pageant in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, was like many others – except for one thing: all 20 contestants had albinism. Titled Beauty Beyond Skin, the world’s first albino pageant was designed to celebrate people who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes, and to fight the widespread persecution of albinos in east Africa. More Articles You Would Love Chic Hijab Style Moment With Fashion Enthusiast And Style Blogger, Mss.Deee 10 Super Stylish Hairstyle Trends You Should Definitely Try This Year Ten women and 10 men modelled the latest fashions at the event as they competed for the title of Mr and Miss Albinism Kenya in front of a crowd of about 1,000 people, including the deputy president William Ruto. A contestant walks down the catwalk in her own creation. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images Loyce Lihanda, who was crowned Miss Albinism Kenya, said: “For so long albinos have been treated as half-humans because they [are] different. In turn this has affected our self-esteem and the ability to utilise and explore our skills and talents. “We come from a mentality that we cannot achieve what ‘normal’ people can because we are different. Yet time has proven that we can excel.” In Kenya, albinism is a highly stigmatised condition. The biggest threat to people with the condition is the trade in albino body parts – used in traditional medicine and believed to bring good luck and financial and political gain – on the black market. In neighbouring Tanzania, at least 75 children and adults with albinism have been killed since 2000, and more than 62 others have escaped with severe injuries after attacks by people seeking to supply witch doctors thought to pay up to $75,000 (£61,500) for a full set of body parts. Hopefully this wonderful initiative can reverse this tragedy innocent children with albinism face. Ghana Event News, Reviews & Updates Upcoming Events Click Here to Visit our Fashion Boutique. Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Dashiki / Angelina Print Crop Top & Shorts OutfitRated 4.00 out of 5 $75.00 Hot Select options Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Outfit With Kente Stripe To The MiddleRated 3.00 out of 5 $90.00 Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Dashiki / Angelina Print Top $50.00 albinoeast africakenyamiss albinismmiss albinism 2016miss albinomiss albino 2016pageant Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Abigail Oluwakemi I'm a fashion stylist turned blogger, I hope you love my work. More For You #MUSICVID: The People’s Champion Stonebwoy Serves Another Classic Track With Angelique Kidjo Titled... Elegance Defined: Akakpo’s ‘Adinkra’ Collection Takes Ghanaian Heritage Global #OOTD: Fashion For The Brave! Bless Yourselves With Boldness Nykwale’s Ruffled Cloak Sleeve,... Looking For African Cultured Fashion In Belgium? Meet Erratum Fashion, The Brand Redefining... EHBS Couture Becomes Nigerias Primary Go To Brand For Sizzling RTW Fashion Northern Ghana Continues to Make Waves in the Fashion Industry with Smockyworld Limited’s... #OOTD: Tolu Bally Steps Out With A Jaw Dropping Boob handprint shirt x... #BIKINIBAE: South Africa’s Premium Swimwear Sensation Pamala Hughes Is Serving Ravishing Bikini Looks “Looks Like A Transgender” Africans Are Confused Over Brooke-Bruk Jackson’s Gender, The New... Get A Load Of The Top 15 Afrobeats Jams As Jyzno & Lasmid... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.