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Miss Earth Kenya 2019

KENYA
SUSAN KIRUI

Height: 174 cm
Measurements:
Occupation: Sales and Marketing
Flower Name: Tropical Orchid

Advocacy: Plastic pollution is a major problem for the environment. Plastic contributes 80% of the waste found in water bodies. I would like to advocate the management and control of the use of plastic materials especially the single use kind and promote the use of alternative materials that are eco-friendly.
Miss Earth Kenya 2019

WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL QUALITIES OF THE FLOWER? HEALING? FUNCTION?
Tropical Orchids can't produce sugar through sunlight and CO2, instead they obtain food from fungi. It’s used as medicine to treat kidney, lung and stomach deficiencies. Vanilla Orchid pods are dried and used to flavor, sweetened beverage, confectionaries, ice cream and cakes. Orchid fragrance is used to make perfumes, Rose water (beauty products.)

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS (8-13 YEARS OLD).
My childhood was filled with fun moments, memorable instants of self-discoveries and learning experiences that molded me to what I am today, a loving and caring individual.

WHAT IS YOUR MEMORABLE MOMENT?
The moment I can never forget was the moment I was chosen to be an environmental ambassador for the Ministry of Environment.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
Five years ago, my Mom and Dad separated. But my mother being the strong woman that she is became an anchor for my sister and me. My mom and I are pretty close and I tell her everything, her guidance is the wisdom I hold onto.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
The most unusual thing that I have done happened in Nairobi Park, it was the time that I decided to conquer my fear and be brave. For the longest time snakes are the things I fear the most but at that moment I faced my fear and held a snake and let wriggle on my neck.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE ECOTOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE?
To help promote ecotourism, I would look for partners and institutions that can launch a creative and engaging communications campaign that will convince people to travel in a manner that shows respect to nature and express desire to contribute to its preservation instead of its degradation and also through this campaign, I will really try to influence people, to be involved and have the heart to help improve the lives of the locals of the places that they visit. As for Climate change, I will talk and convince media and educational institutions to aid in the promotion of awareness on the unfavorable results and consequences of Climate change. Convince them to highlight the urgency presented by the situation and call for an action.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY?
Kenya is the home of the Big Five: the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephants and buffaloes. These magnificent creatures are representation of my country’s strength and resilience.

WHAT CAN YOU PROMOTE ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY?
Kenyaese transportation because it arrives on time and is never late.

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