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I would Bleach and Change Nationality if Offered Cheptegei’s Money—Former Miss Uganda Zahara

On Monday, there were reports that world 10,000 meter silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei turned down a billion deal offer from a rich country that wanted his services as an athlete.

“A rich Arab country wanted me to run for them with an offer of sh1.79b, but I treasure my country. I have always wanted to make my country proud, so I rejected the money,” he said.

As many Ugandans tried to make sense of this, 2015/16 Miss Uganda Zahara Nakiyaga Muhammed stood on the sidelines and gave her very own perspective, had she been in Cheptegei’s shoes.


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“I would bleach beyond the Arab color, have Arabic names, speak Arabic  and use part of my billion to develop others who would carry the flag higher than I would have,” Zahara said in a social media post.

It remains unclear how the Miss Uganda fraternity will digest this information, considering the franchise’s mandate to promote patriotism.

  • douglas

    that’s how broke she is

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