By our reporter
Kaberamaido- 18-year-old Pauline Asako from Ogobai village, Kobulubulu Sub County Kaberamaido District was on Friday crowned Miss Kumam 2022/ 2023.
Asako beat six other contestants at an event held at Kaberamaido Hotel under the theme “Kumam, My Identity, My Heritage.”
The chairperson and the CEO of Miss Kumam Beauty Pageant, Sharon Engor says that their main goal is to promote Kumam culture.
Engor congratulated the winner and tasked her to maintain the norms and culture of Kumam now that she is the face of Kumam.
Other contestants included Mercylyne Recho Agono (24) 1st runner up from Agule in Kaberamaido District. Agono was crowned Miss popularity.
The others were Leah Amoro (22) from Odidip, Kalaki, Jesca Aswao (26) from Apiri village, Sarah Awero from Omarai Village, Kalaki and Babra Awati (24) from Odingoi village, Kaberamaido.
The winner walked away with Shillings 1 million while the first runner up was gifted Shillings 500,000.
The Miss Kumam Beauty Pageant is the first Edition and the contestants were subjected to respond to questions by the judges.
John Bosco Ekalu who represented Won Ateker Papa Kumam (Kumam cultural chief) Rafael Otaya urged the contestants to maintain the norms and Kumam culture.
The development comes few months after the Kumam became an independent cultural group. In July this year, they elected Raphael Otaya, a former tutor at Soroti Core Primary Teachers College [PTC] as the first King of the Kumam speakers [Won Atekerin Papa Me Kumam].