The joke is that the acronym KIU for Kampala International University stands for Kenyans in Uganda. It is not far from the truth as Kenyans make up a sizeable population at the university and they dominate several spheres, just like last Friday’s Miss KIU 2003 that was won by Kenyan national Metrine Khisa.
The 23-year-old, was crowned the university’s beauty queen and she won herself a brand new Toyota Duet. Khisa who is a student of Business Administration at the Kansanga campus was offered a full year bursary by the university’s administration.
A teary Khisa who beat nine other contestants from the three campuses of Kansanga, Mbarara and Dar es Salaam, received the car keys from Uganda’s Ambassador to Thailand Nakiwala Kiyingi who was also the chief guest at the event.