• The event was held at Milan Business Park with 26 participants battling it out for the crown.

• The event was attended by stars like Mejja and Amber Ray.

From Left, Kenya's Next Highlander Winner Silvester Kariuki Kiura, William Lawson Brand Ambassador Amber Ray.
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Amber Ray turned out in a sleek green dress to award Kenya's Next Highlander champion, Silvester Kariuki Kiura, his trophy after he emerged as the best among 26 contestants who competed.

Amber Ray in a sleek green dress before attending the show.
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Silvester earned a trip to Scotland and a cash award of Kshs. 500,000 as part of his winnings.

The event organised by William Lawson for the coveted role, began on October 1 and culminated on November 12 with the ultimate battle held at the Milan Business Park.

Twenty-six contestants proved their grit, heart, and wit, competing in tough challenges for the top spot at this nationwide competition.

From Left, Kenya's Next Highlander Winner Silvester Kariuki Kiura, William Lawson Brnad Ambassador Amber Ray, and Paul Maina Area Manager North East Africa.
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The brave finalists showed that they were up for more challenges by also showing up for their final opportunity to stand out from the rest and be named Kenya's Next Highlander.

Spectators came in large numbers and were entertained by the legendary musician, Mejja and Amber Ray.

Amber Ray wearing her stunning dress.
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Silvester like his predecessor John Waliaula, proved to be Kenya's most unorthodox and fearless person by defying expectations, overcoming obstacles, and defeating his competitors.

Various challenges determined the Next Highlander. From Ka-Balance, where participants raced each other by balancing their filled glasses on sticks, to the Balloon Blow Barrel Pong, where participants had to throw balls into glasses that were placed into the barrel – they did it all and many more.

Fred Omondi officiating the event.
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Participants during the event.
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The winner is a biomedical engineer who attended Nyeri's Outspan Medical College. He is the Medipal medical supplies' assistant head of procurement and store management.

His desire to help and make people happy not only pushed him to become a prominent figure but also demonstrated to Kenyans that being brave and making your own rules to achieve your dreams makes you an iconic highlander.

Though he works in medicine, he aspires to be an entrepreneur who can change the world, which fits perfectly with the highlander spirit.

"I want to thank William Lawson’s for giving me a chance to compete and take home Kenya's Next Highlander axe. It has motivated many Kenyans, including myself, to come out in big numbers and to be fearless. I am thrilled to have been a part of it and I am excited to travel to Scotland,” said Silvester.

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