Ruth Kamande has been crowned Miss Lang’ata Prison after a beauty contest in the prison, which is in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
She told the BBC’s John Nene that she “didn’t expect to win because there was stiff competition”.
My victory has boosted my morale despite the tough life inside here but I have learnt a lot. I will strive to be a role model to my colleagues here on remand.”
John met her today when she was back in her remand clothes.
He took a picture of her (centre) with the first runner-up Tina Martin (left) and the second runner-up Susan Wairimu (right):
Ms Kamande is waiting for her trial for allegedly murdering her boyfriend.
The Star newspaper reports that she is accused of stabbing him 22 times.