Kenyan-born Mexican-born Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o seems surprised by Kenyan tourism minister Najib Balala’s claim that he has not been available for five years now.
At the heart of the allegations are questions from many Kenyans about the election of British model and presenter Naomi Campbell as Kenya’s tourism ambassador to the world.
When the announcement of Campbell’s appointment to the post was made, Kenyans on social media expressed their outrage at not understanding why Kenyans with international credentials should not be given the opportunity to advertise their country.
Many favored Lupita who is the daughter of Kisumu County Governor Professor Anyang ’Nyong’o who is internationally acclaimed for his acting in Hollywood.
Minister Balala has been forced to defend the nomination process Naomi Campbell saying the Kenyan star has not been reached for the past five years.
On Friday, Lupita posted a picture of herself laughing on her twitter account, adding,
“I hear that the Kenyan tourism ministry has been looking for me for five years.”
The work that gave Lupita fame is a film called “12 Years a Slave” and from then on she got a lot of other acting work that was well-known as “The Black Panther”.
He is currently living in the United States due to the need to be close to where he is doing his acting career.
The 37-year-old Lupita was now born in Mexico while her parents were living and working there but later returned to Kenya at the age of one.
He studied in Kenya for primary and secondary education and then went to the United States for higher education.