In the Media

Kenyan inmates in beauty contest

PUBLISHED May 4, 2005

With their eye-catching outfits, sparkling make-up and bright smiles, one could hardly believe the women striding along the catwalk in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, were prisoners.

They each received a round of applause as they walked past the judges in Kenya's largest women's prison, Langata.
The master of ceremonies at the Miss Langata contest was former Kenya Polytechnic College lecturer Judy Akinyi, who is serving a nine-year jail term for trafficking heroin.