by Muthoni Kimani
January 25, 2021
Oscar-award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has responded to claims that she is "inaccessible" to the tourism ministry.
This comes after Tourism CS Najib Balala defended the government's choice of supermodel Naomi Campell as its international ambassador.
The CS had come under fire from Kenyans who questioned why they did not appoint Lupita instead given her international appeal. Balala told the Nation that his ministry had unsuccessfully tried to get in touch with Lupita for five years now.
"I know everybody is asking why not Lupita. Lupita has commitments, and her managers cannot allow us to access her. We've spent the last five years looking for Lupita," Balala said as quoted by the Nation.
Disputing the claims, Lupita posted a photo of her laughing her heart out.
"Me when I hear the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism has been looking for me for fives years. #Imrightherebaby#alternativefacts. "Lupita tweeted.
The tweet elicited many reactions from Kenyans.