Unveiling the Miss Ateker Teso 2019 Beauty Queens

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Miss Ateker Beauty Pageant is an annual regional competition that brings together the ‘Ateker’ communities from across the iteso and turkana regions of Kenya and iteso regions of northern and eastern Uganda.


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Hellen Ajulu, Miss Ateker Teso 2019 winner, from Teso South, Busia County.

Ateker is a commonly used name that refers to the people of Jie, Karamojong, Turkana, Toposa, Nyangatom and Teso and their languages.

Miss Ateker Beauty Pageant is an annual regional competition that brings together the ‘Ateker’ communities from across the teso and turkana regions of Kenya and teso regions of northern and eastern Uganda.

During the Miss Aketer Beauty Pageant 2018, Gladys Namoi, a Toposa from Kapoeta State of South Sudan, was crowned the first Miss Ateker 2018/2019. Zipporah Alimlim from Turkana County was the first runners-up and Longokwo Louise of South Sudan came in as the second runners-up.

This year, Busia County is privileged to host Miss Ateker 2019 Pageant, scheduled for Saturday, April the 6th at the KNUT Hall in Amagoro town. The event brings together amazing models from Uganda and Kenya for a stiff competition testing the combination of beauty, brains and talents.

The pageant will be graced by, among others, the Busia County governor His Excellency Sospeter Ojaamong and the Thirdway Alliance party leader Dr. Ekur Aukot.

Here is the first batch of top contenders for the regional crown of Miss Aketer.

Ms Nelly Opollo, Miss Ateker contestant, Teso North, Busia County, Kenya.
Maureen Ekisa, Miss Ateker 1st Runners up Teso North Auditions..
MS Maureen Ekisa, Miss Ateker contestant, Teso North, Busia County, Kenya.
Maureen Apalat, 2nd Runners up, Miss Ateker Teso South Auditions..
Ms. Maureen Apalat, Miss Ateker Contestant, Teso South, Busia County, Kenya.
Irene Among
Ms. Irene Among Miss Ateker Contestant from Katakwi district, Uganda.
Hellen Ajulu, Winner Miss Ateker Teso South Auditions.
Hellen Ajulu, Miss Ateker Contestant, Teso South, Busia County, Kenya.
Esther Ajuma, 2nd Runners up Miss Ateker Teso North Auditions..
Ms Esther Ajuma, Miss Ateker Contestant, Teso North, Busia County, Kenya.
Emmaculate Anyokot, 1st Runners up Miss Ateker Teso South Auditions
Ms Emmaculate Anyokot, Miss Ateker contestant, Teso South, Busia County, Kenya.
Ms. Cuthper Isokot,  Miss Aketer contestant from bukedea district, Uganda.

The crowned beauty of Miss Ateker will be expected to promote unity, peaceful co-existence and development in their regions as well as use the art to address degrading and harmful traditional practices and attitudes such as gender-based violence.

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