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22-Nov-2016 04:14

Albinism is a congenital disorder affecting up to one in 15,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Witch doctors are willing to pay as much as ,000 for a full set of albino limbs for use in black magic, according to the Red Cross.

Attacks on albinos in Africa rose at the end of last year, linked to a growing demand from political hopefuls seeking good fortune in the run-up to elections in several countries, according to the U. Mwaura said albinism is seen as a curse in Kenya and all contestants have been taunted and called “zeru”, which means “ghost”, or “pesa”, a Swahili word for money, in reference to the value of their body parts. “They are beautiful women, and you find people don’t want to walk around town with them, so we thought, ‘Let’s use this opportunity to confront stigma and discrimination.'” Like the other contestants, 19-year-old Lucianah Nyawira took part in a week-long boot camp to get ready for the competition.

There they practised poses and got preened and plucked into shape.

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With its evening gowns, celebrity judges and tears of joy, the beauty pageant in Kenya’s capital was like others elsewhere, except for one thing - all 20 contestants who strutted, sashayed and swaggered down the catwalk had albinism.

In the world’s first contest of its kind, 10 men and 10 women competed in the Mr and Miss Albinism Kenya pageant this month in Nairobi. The competition, which drew a crowd of about 1,000 including Deputy President William Ruto, was designed to celebrate people with albinism - who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes - and challenge stigma and persecution.

The 24-year-old lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and has albinism.“I feel if I have the crown people will listen to me,” she said before the final judging.“If I have the crown, I can go to my governor and tell him, ‘I‘m Miss Albinism Kenya,’ and ask him questions: ‘What are you doing for people with albinism in this county? “I’ll just concentrate on high fashion from now,” she said, her face stained with tears and glitter.But success abroad doesn’t match her treatment at home.“Recently the judges told me, ‘You can never be a model,'” she said.

The 24-year-old lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and has albinism.

“I feel if I have the crown people will listen to me,” she said before the final judging.

“If I have the crown, I can go to my governor and tell him, ‘I‘m Miss Albinism Kenya,’ and ask him questions: ‘What are you doing for people with albinism in this county? “I’ll just concentrate on high fashion from now,” she said, her face stained with tears and glitter.

But success abroad doesn’t match her treatment at home.

“Recently the judges told me, ‘You can never be a model,'” she said.

With high cheekbones, pouty lips and blue doe eyes, the pageant’s youngest contestant had been modeling for the past two years, while studying international relations in Nairobi.