Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o has hit back at Kenya’s tourism minister for saying she has been unreachable for the last five years.
Tourism Minister Najib Balala made the comment when defending his decision to name British model Naomi Campbell as the country’s international tourism ambassador.
Critics had queried why the role had not been given to a prominent Kenyan like Oscar-winning Nyong’o.
Mr Balala maintained they had tried and failed to make contact with her.
But Nyong’o has posted a photo of herself laughing on Twitter with the message: “Me when I hear the Kenya Ministry of Tourism has been looking for me for five years.”
It was accompanied by hashtags with the phrases: “I am right here baby” and “alternative facts”.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 22, 2021