Irene is a Mathematics and Computer Science student in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She’s also Miss Jomo Kenyatta University 2018/2019 and Miss Progress Kenya 2019 reigning queen. She represented her country in the latter in Puglia, Italy
Through Ajuma Limited, she has worked for Darling runways, Samantha Bridal and Imani Bijoue collections among others.
She loves being on stage, watching all sorts of live art performances and has also been in some theatre productions. She also loves swimming and has competed professionally for her school and the Nairobi Teens Swimming Club.
She chose to get into pageantry because it “offers a platform to cause change, gives young girls a voice and teaches them that they can be the difference they want to see in the world.”
She’s also a goodwill ambassador for a non-profit organization called Makaya Hub, a technological platform geared towards safe motherhood in marginalized communities in Kenya and wide across Africa. The organisation’s vision is to see a Kenya and Africa where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is celebrated, and every life is accounted for.
Humanity for her is our diversity. “That is why I advocate for Africans to be proud and express themselves because we represent a divine fragment of God that the world will miss out on if we shy away,” she expands.
She believes that being part of Miss Africa Calabar will give her an opportunity to have an even larger platform to advocate for and cause change.