The Miss Tourism Kenya contest just ended on a high note last weekend but it is controversy galore in Bungoma County after their representative in the competition, Miss Catherine Sabina was disowned by her county on account of offensive remarks.
The gorgeous contestants were, during the event, asked to introduce themselves and give a brief description of their counties but when it was Sabina’s turn she joked, “Hello viewers I’m Catherine Sabina from Bungoma County, the land of wheelbarrows and James Bond.”
This was in reference to the scandal that saw the county purchase one wheelbarrow at an unrealistic price of 109,320 and the now famous Saleh Wanjala aka James Bond, who held on dangerously to a flying helicopter as it took off on May 13th this year
The crowd did however appreciate Miss Sabina’s sense of humour but certainly not Bungoma’s Tourism and Environment Executive, Martin Talian who almost immediately wrote to the organizers of the event stating this:
“It has come to our notice that there is a candidate by the name Cate purporting to represent Bungoma County in Miss Tourism 2016. We did not hold any competitions for the Miss Tourism 2016 in Bungoma. Any candidate purporting to be representing Bungoma is an impostor.
The county government of Bungoma shall not be liable in any way since it is not participating in Miss Tourism 2016.”
Miss Sabina did however retaliate by saying, “How did I get here if my county was not aware.” She also went on to insist that she is indeed the reigning Miss Tourism Bungoma County.
The event which was held at Kidundu stadium in Vihiga county saw the crowning of Miss Rabella Wendy Omollo from Homabay county as the new Miss Tourism Kenya.