I was in Nairobi over the weekend and we stayed at Safari Park Nairobi. Its a splendid place. Here is a view of part of the swimming pool area.
I had been taking pictures the whole day. For some reason, I was not feeling the assignment. I mean, try shoot papyrus and the sanitary pads that are made of of them. But towards the end while shooting at the actual swamp, I saw this guy moving with his papyrus and panga. I knew this was it. I followed him and called out, “ssebo” (Luganda for ‘sir’ or the equivalent). when he turned, I started shooting away. And this was my lucky shot of the day.
When Stellah Nantumbwe was crowned Miss Uganda Central in May, I knew there was something special about this her. She was oozing with too much confidence. After being crowned, her eyes were already looking at the Miss World crown. “My eyes are on the Miss World title,” she said, after she was crowned at Masaka’s Maria Flo hotel. Weeks later, she has been crowned Miss Uganda and her dream of contesting at Miss World is about to come true. Read Story here. Nantumbwe, loves photography, singing, volunteering and hiking. She is inspired by Tereza Mbire because of her efforts to empower women and encourage them to create their own businesses. She is a business computing graduate from Greenwich University in the UK. Miss Uganda West Anita Kyarimpa was the 1st runner-up and Sandra Amongin the 2nd runner-up.
On Saturday evening at Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda will receive another beauty queen who will be taking over from Phiona Bizzu. I am proud to have followed the region pageants that started three months ago. The judges will make the final decision on who will be crowned Miss Uganda 2013/14. The winner will drive away in a Brand new Mercedes Benz A-class and an allowance of UGX 1.5M every month until the end of her reign. The runner up will receive 1.M UGX every month while 500,000 UGX for the second runner –up every month. Redd’s are the official sponsors of Miss Uganda and are working hand in Kezzi Entertainment.
Ladies and Gentlemen, in no particular order, I present to you the 22 girls vying for the Miss Uganda 2013/14 crown.
Uganda contributes the biggest percentage of troops to African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) went to Somalia in 2007 and contigent consists of 5,700 troops at any one time of the total 16,723. Uganda is highly credited for contributing towards the stability of the country in the Horn of Africa.
Uganda has a training base north of the capital Kampala known as the Peace Support Training Centre at Singo, in Nakaseke district.