The tourism ministry is currently in talks with Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o for a role as Magical Kenya ambassador.
CS Najib Balala, in a virtual interview with KTN, said that they are trying to work on a deal with the famous actress though they have settled on the terms yet a reason why it’s taking a bit longer.
“Unfortunately, we could not reach her in terms of complications of how do we engage her, how much it is going to cost to bring her on board…those are the things that we are ready to engage with her team, and then we are ready to appoint her as well,” Balala said in the interview.
The position has given the Balala and the ministry a headache ever since they appointed British model Naomi Campbell as the ambassador. Kenyans rebuked the decision insisting the job should have been given to a Kenyan instead.
Lupita also later came out to deny the ministry had tried reaching out to her as they claimed when pressure mounted.