Embattled Miss World Kenya Roshanara Ebrahim rejects decision to strip her of title

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Roshanara Ebrahim was stripped of her title Miss World Kenya 2016 nearly two weeks ago – and she wouldn’t go down without putting up a spirited fight to reclaim her crown.

The title which has since been passed on to Miss World Kenya 2016 first runners-up Evelyn Njambi continues to be a bone of contention with Roshanara claiming she would sue Miss World Kenya franchise holder Terry Mungai over “unfair dismissal.”

Roshanara took to her official social media pages Tuesday to make known her next move.

“…I support @_evenjambi_ (newly crowned Miss World Kenya). I have always loved you darling, my rights were infringed and I have no choice but to fight for my dignity and reputation in court.”

In a hot and cold continuation of the post, she said: “All In all if you end up representing our great nation you have all my support… Over and above this situation, my love for Kenya is eternal and the fight should be to bring the crown back home.’’

Roshanara was on July 30 decrowned by Miss World Kenya franchise over “misconduct”.

“A grave situation has come to our attention that is in breach of our Code of Conduct and our contract with the reigning Miss World Kenya 2016 Roshanara. We uphold a strict code of conduct that expects Beauty Queens to manage their public and private life,” read Terry Mungai’s statement in part.

Roshanara denied that termination of her contract was lawful and even dispelled a statement sent by Ms Mungai that she had accepted the decision.

Evelyn Njambi, the first runner-up to the Miss World Kenya 2016 competition, was on August 5 crowned the new Miss World Kenya 2016.

The 23 year-old interior design student at Maseno University was Miss World Kenya Kiambu County 2016.

While accepting the title, Evelyn said: “I am excited to be Miss World Kenya 2016. The journey ahead is tough with such a short time, but I appeal to the public to support me both towards my international competition and my Beauty with a Purpose project of advocating against Female Genital Mutilation in our beautiful country.”

The Miss World 2016 competition has attracted beauty queens from over 130 countries and it will be held in the capital Washington, District of Columbia on December 20.

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