Miss Universe Kenya

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Formation2002; 21 years ago (2002)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
National Director
Maria Sarungi Tsehai

Miss Universe Kenya is a national pageant in Kenya that was first held in 2002 and an annual national contest to choose ambassador for the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe Kenya is not related to the previous Miss World Kenya or Miss Kenya contests.


The Miss Universe Kenya was held for the first time in 2002 by Beauties of Africa Inc. Since the corporation took over the license in Kenya from Miss Kenya organization, the organization did not set for longer until 2005. In 2014 the new owner bought the brand and joined Maria Sarungi Tsehai ownership.


  • Miss Kenya under Ministry of Tourism (1987)
  • Beauties of Africa Inc. Andy Abulime (2002)
  • Maria Sarungi Tsehai (2014)[1]


Miss Universe Kenya 2002—Present[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year County Miss Universe Kenya Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
Did not compete since 2022—Present
2021 Nairobi Roshanara Ebrahim[2] Unplaced Veteran queen who won Miss World Kenya 2016, but she withdrew at Miss World 2016.
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no representative in 2020
2019 Nairobi Stacy Michuki[3] Unplaced
2018 Nairobi Wabaiya Kariuki[4] Unplaced
2017 Did not compete
2016 Nairobi Mary Esther Were[5] Top 6
2015 Did not compete
2014 Busia Gaylyne Ayugi [6] Unplaced Maria Sarungi Tsehai directorship.
Did not compete between 2006—2013
2005 Nairobi Rachel Mbuki Marete[7] Unplaced
2004 Nairobi Anita Maina Unplaced
2003 Did not compete
2002 Laikipia Julie Njeru Unplaced Andy Abulime (Beauties of Africa Inc.) directorship.

Miss Kenya 1987—1995[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year County Miss Kenya Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
1995 Taita-Taveta Josephine Wanjiku Mbatia Unplaced
Did not compete between 1993—1994
1992 Nairobi Aisha Wawira Lieberg Unplaced
Did not compete between 1988—1991
1987 Mombasa Susan Waruguru Kahumba Unplaced

Wins by county[edit]

County Titles Years
Nairobi 7 1992, 2004, 2005, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
Mombasa 1 1987
Taita-Taveta 1995
Laikipia 2003
Busia 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Henessy for Miss Universe Kenya 2016". instagram.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ Wambugu, Peris (November 2, 2021). "Roshanara Ebrahim crowned Miss Universe Kenya". The Standard. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Stacy Michuki crowned Miss Universe Kenya 2019". The Times of India. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Wabaiya Kariuki crowned Miss Universe Kenya 2018". The Times of India. November 6, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  5. ^ Radvan, Sophie (January 30, 2017). "Miss Kenya: 5 Things To Know On Miss Universe 2016 Pageant Mary Esther Were". Hollywood Life. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  6. ^ Musami, Evelyne (January 15, 2015). "Lupita look-alike dazzles at Miss Universe bikini show". Nairobi News. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  7. ^ Muendo, Stevens (5 January 2021). "Rachel Marete: Ex Miss Universe speaks on new wedding, breast implants and politician dad". The Standard. Retrieved 10 January 2023.

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