Award-winning Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o is currently vacationing at the Kenyan coast.
Lupita on Tuesday shared on social media photos of herself boarding a boat on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Lamu Island.
“Lamu tamu, Lamu damu,” she captioned one photo.
Her visit to Kenya comes weeks after Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala claimed that his ministry has been trying to get in touch with Lupita for the past five years in vain, a claim the 38-year-old actress disputed.
He was defending the ministry’s decision to appoint British supermodel Naomi Campbell as Magical Kenya’s international tourism ambassador instead of Lupita.
"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.
Lupita, a daughter of Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o, has lived most of her life in Mexico, where she was born, and the US, where she enjoys a successful career in theatre.