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Lupita Nyong’o celebrates father’s win in Kenya polls



Actress Lupita Nyong’o has congratulated her father on winning a second and final term as governor of Kenya’s Kisumu county.

Her father, Anyang Nyong’o, was announced winner on Wednesday following Kenya’s general elections on Tuesday.

The Oscar-winning actor was raised in Kenya, before moving to the United States.


Nyong’o, who won a best-supporting actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, thanked the people of Kisumu for “their overwhelming support” to her father at the polls.

The actress has never shied from showing her love to her father. During Father’s day, Lupita shared a photo massaging governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s feet.


“Happy Father’s Day to the man whose feet I relish being at,” she said.

The actress has penned a children’s book named Sulwe, which became a number-one New York Times Best-Seller.

She has also narrated the Discovery Channel docu-series Serengeti, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Narrator.

Topping her accolades, Lupita was named one of Africa’s “50 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes in 2020.

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