Kenyan student shines at World Miss University 2022 held in South Korea

Lucky Oluoch
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  • Rehema Faith Wasike is a student at St Paul’s University
  • She is a computer guru
  • She is the former Miss St. Paul’s University 21/22

Rehema Faith Wasike was crowned Miss Peace 2022 on Tuesday, December 21, at the 31st World Miss University beauty pageant, which was held in Seoul, South Korea.

Wasike, a final-year Computer Science student at St. Paul’s University in Limuru, represented Kenya in the beauty pageant, which drew 60 candidates from all around the world. 

On December 11, all 60 contestants landed in Seoul, South Korea, ahead of the coronation night on December 21.

World Miss University is a beauty pageant that began in 1986 to commemorate the United Nations’ declaration of a year of peace. The competition is normally held once a year to choose Peace Corps delegates to further the peace agenda.

Given that the pageantry is based on peace, the Miss Peace title is normally given to the person who has demonstrated the finest capacity to advance the agenda, and Wasike has been crowned Miss Peace 2022.

“As Kenyans we have really grown from our challenges. This was evident from the August 9 elections where we chose to love, maintain peace and stayed united throughout. As Miss Peace 2022, I urge Kenyans and Africans to stand up for each other on every platform as we say Umoja ni Nguvu Utengano Ni Udhaifu (United we stand and divided we fall),” she told Motimagz Magazine   

Wasike was the Miss St. Paul’s University 2021/2022 before making it on the world map. During her reign, she advocated for the rights of the girl child, focusing on girls who had previously had terrible experiences like sexual assaults, FGM, and adolescent pregnancies, among other things.

The model utilized her title to raise awareness about the difficulties that the girl child face after being victim to sexual abuse.

Wasike was flagged off in a spectacular occasion, in November, hosted by St. Paul’s University and attended by Limuru Member of Parliament Hon. John Kiragu, Wasike’s parents, the university’s management and students.

During the flagging off ceremony, Hon. Kiragu applauded the government for accommodating talent searches in learning institutions and in the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). 

“As my daughter, take good care of the good name of where you come from, of the family, university and the country; and know that you are of great value,” her dad, a lawyer, said during her flagging off ceremony.

Wasike thanked everyone who supported her throughout and also Kenyan designers: Sewe, Dua Africa and Alpha Females Ensembles.

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