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Kenyan models reveal tribulations in line of work

By EDDY KAGERA February 9th, 2018 2 min read

Kenyan models have revealed their suffering in the hands of corporates and organisers during pageants and photo shoots.

Tweeting under the hashtag #paymodelske, the models have narrated horrific ordeals that ranges from sexual exploitation to working for free, delayed payments and unpaid dues.

The discussion was started on Thursday night by Sheila Kanini, the Miss World Kenya Machakos County 2016.


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Many models came out in support of Kanini exposing the various advances made on them in line of work .

The hashtag #paymodelske was top two trending topic on Friday morning.

The debate was touched by an incident where Sauti Sol were forced to cancel a shoot after an email from one of the agencies they were working with was leaked telling the applicants that they would only be offered food and bus fare.

“For this particular video we do not have a budget for models. However, we will provide money for transport and food on the day of the shoot,” read the email.

It added that, they believed that the opportunity could open more doors for the models after they appear on the video.

Below are a few responses to the hashtag: