State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena had a special message to her sister after being ranked the 1st Runner Up in the 2019 Miss World Kenya beauty pageant. 

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In her message, Dena remembered her dad in the congratulatory message and said their departed father was proud of her sister, Elsie Stephens.

“You made us proud sis… and I know daddy smiled… his little girl has become such a strong and confident woman. Lots of love. #Mungumbele,” Kanze posted as quoted by Nairobi News.

The happy Elsie took to her social media accounts to announce the good news. The event was held at Two Rivers Mall on Saturday. 

Elsie also thanked everyone who supported her in the journey to the final.

"1st Runner Up @mrandmissworldkenya 2019/2020 👑👑. This was the toughest bootcamp yet the most fulfilling experience yet..being part of Kenya's most prestigious paegant was such an honour. I am now part of the MWK family and I met amazing young and vibrant contestants who I already miss," she posted on Instagram

Elsie has also performed well in past beauty contests. During the 2018 edition of the Miss Universe Kenya, she finished 2nd runners-up. 

The 2019 edition of Mr and Miss World Kenya was won by Frank Asoyo and Wavinya Maria who was second.