Magical Kenya has surprised Kenyans after appointing supermodel Naomi Campbell as its global tourism ambassador.
Campbell is expected to market Kenya as she tours the world.
The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife made the announcement today after a meeting during the weekend between tourism CS Najib Balala and Naomi Campbell.
In addition, Campbell commended the Kenyan government for upgrading the tourism sector within the Coast. She also commended the upgrade done at the Malindi Airport. She added that the upgrade will boost tourism within the Costal area.
Campbell furthermore invited golfers worldwide to visit the Baobab Golf Course in Vipingo. It is the only Golf Course that is accredited by the Professional Golf Association (PGA) in Africa.
In his tweet as seen by HELLO NEWS, Balala says Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for Magical Kenya.
Her appointment has brought about mixed reactions among netizens.
However, Kenyans are not happy with the announcement. Some say our very own Lupita Nyong’o can do the job better while others say the supermodel will represent Kenya well.
Here’s what a few netizens had to say on twitter:
“That’s not enough. WE HAVE KENYAN INFLUENCERS WHO ACTUALLY GIVE CREDIBLE REVIEWS”
“And do you know that Lupita Nyong’o is not Kenyan rather she is more of Mexican than American”
Lupita Nyong’o would have done better…..She’s out there, acknowledged and actually ppl know her.. Ohw, Kenyan too
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