Friday, April 16, 2010

Mr & Miss Maseno University 2010 finally goes down

Tense: Aspirants waiting for results
Charity Kiarie and Steve Njuguna are the new Miss and Mr. Maseno 2010/2011.

The two emerged winners in a tightly contested event at the Graduation Square on Saturday evening and will replace Jackline Maina and Harrison Okemo.

The competition attracted 10 models from female category and male category as well. Another category was the flex which also attracted 10 body builders. Steven Ochieng’ retained his title.

“I will like to thank the students and my fans for their support. I hope to work with them closely to enlighten the world by portraying the varsity image positively” Said Charity contested last year’s event but never made to the top five.
Pauline Olouch, the second runners up for the crown congratulated Charity and said she didn’t fully agree with the results.

The new Mr. Maseno University, Steve Njuguna said the crown will help propel his modeling career and told The Burning Splint he is ready for the task.

“I would like to thank all my supporters especially my girlfriend Ruth Muthoni of Kabarak University” he said.

The second runners up Ibrahim Mohammed said he was satisfied with the second position and congratulated the winners.

Immediate former Mr. Maseno, Harrison Okemo congratulated the winners saying the modeling skills had gone a notch higher especially like the free modeling where straws, bottles, condoms and banana fibers were used.

Edward Omondi the 08/09 Mr. Maseno who worked closely with the varsity Public Relations office observed that the models were experienced.

“I could not easily predict the outcome since all 20 models and 10 flexxers were experienced and talented.”

 The same sentiments were shared by Gildah Nyamongo and Orlando Geoffrey who trained female models and flexxers respectively.

Susan Osage a Zain Kenya model. Adan Mohammed of House of Funk and Mr. Olivier of Versatile models judged 20 participants of Mr. and Miss Maseno crown. Former Mr. Kisumu Victor Nakhisa judged the body builders.

This year’s event was sponsored by Coca Cola, Zain, EABL, Co-operative bank, Versatile models and Pambo school of dressing and beauty in Kisumu. According to Joel Omino, one of the event organizers, the Vice chancellor made a special contribution amounting to Kshs. 100,000.

Eliakim Lolgisio, the Entertainment Director confirmed that SOMU paid Ksh. 162,000, Cop-operative bank Kshs. 8,000 while House of funk DJs outfit donated Ksh. 12,000.

“Other material like tents, T-shirts, phones and modems were donated by Zain and other sponsors,” Said Eliakim.

The two could not confirm if winners will get laptops as stipulated since Standard Charted bank withdrew Ksh. 200,000 sponsorship hours before the event.

“Although Stan Chart has been the varsity’s bank they said they could not see the benefit of sponsoring the event.

Though the Pulse magazine refused to show up after attending Mr. and Miss Moi University event, the occasion however was a success.
DJ Enzyme of M.O.B partnered with four House of Funk jockeys to entertain revelers.

Local rappers Dr. Ivy, Bob, UjoC and Kevoh gave superb performances. In addition, Dance troupes Extremists, Salsa, Muge, Maomond and Peter Gumbo show casted their talents on the stage amidst applauds from the crowd.

Nonini thrills the audience
Nonini got on the stage at 1.04 am and gave an entertaining performance for 30minutes before the results were announced.
Genge artist Nonini, entertaining guests.

The 28 years musician was paid Ksh. 70,000. With 10,000 of the amount paid for his air ticket. He blazed the crowd with hits like Manzi wa Nairobi, Genge na Bongo feat Juma Nature, Geroro, Viletafanya, We kamu and Si lazima which left the audience breathless.
The dancehall sensation Kushoto Kulia and Mgenge done with the P-Unit crew excited the charged crowd. The Crowd were lost as they tried to follow songs from new album Godfather wa Genge.

The articles was published in Equator Weekly (March 15-23, 2010), The Informant and The Oracle (2009-2010)all publications of Maseno University/Kenya 


  1. Twas boring with only one artist on stage....make it better next time or else.....

    1. Kwani it was really that bad?

  2. Welcome, the last three paragraphs give the list of artists, the organisers too did a good job. As for this year event lets hope for more sponsors without blank ultimatums. Welcome again.