People suffering from autism face a lot of stigmas which is why the Light of Autism organization was set up in Kenya. The organization has a desire to completely remove this stigma in every part of Africa. This is why they organized Mr. and Miss Autism 2019 pageant.
The pageant held in Kasarani on April 20, 2019. It has attracted a lot of attention especially with the crowning of the new king and queens. The contestants had to pass through auditions and the ones who scaled through were groomed before the grand finale. The audience was indeed mesmerized at the ability of the contestants to handle themselves in a comely manner throughout the pageant.
Congratulations and best wishes to the new Light of Autism Kenya 2019 winner Sarah Bosibori Bitange, Miss Autism Kenya 2019 Peggy Mwaura and finally Mr. Autism Kenya 2019 Maurice Omondi Opiyo. #TwendeKazi #AutismAwareness @Kenya_Autism @stepup4autismi1 pic.twitter.com/XRT9LVcruo
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) April 20, 2019
The event was organized as part of the celebrations commemorating the Autism Awareness month. Several dignitaries were present to grace the occasion among whom are Esther Muthoni Passaris, the Kenyan politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She later congratulated the winners via her Twitter account.
“I will tell the world that autism is not a curse, it’s a blessing.”
This week young people with autism were given the stage at a beauty pageant in Nairobi. We met Sarah Bosibori, the winner of Miss Autism Kenya 2019, to find out what the title means to her. pic.twitter.com/XZoTh9tcCp
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) April 28, 2019
The crown for the Light of Autism Kenya was taken by the delectable Sarah Bosibori Bitange. Maurice Omondi Opiyo took the Mr. Autism Kenya crown and Peggy Mivaura took Miss Autism Kenya.
Part of their duties as winners of the pageant will be to conduct autism awareness in different parts of Kenya while working with other bodies on beneficial projects for society. The pageant has become a year affair and is beginning to gain ground in the country.