Recently, in a bid to give renaissance to the nosediving Kenyan tourism industry owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry appointed British model Naomi Campbell as the Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador.
The contested move sparked a row, with Kenyans arguing the ministry could have picked a renown Kenyan like Lupita for the job.
The ministry played defense citing futile attempts to reach the Hollywood star, a claim she refuted as false.
In a recent interview with Radio Jambo, Eric Omondi imparted to being in talks with the ministry to replace Naomi Campbell, a claim the ministry promptly dismissed.
A video posted on Eric’s Instagram seems to corroborate the comic’s revelation, with him fist bumping the Tourism Cabinet Minister – Najib Balala – as they posed for a photo-op.
The caption underneath read – Magical Kenya with Eric Wainaina’s ‘Daima’ playing in the background.