British Super model Naomi Campbell and Toursim CS Najib Balala. (Courtesy)

British Super Model, Naomi Campbell is the Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador following an announcement by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on January 12. According to the statement, Naomi will help promote Kenya's marketing as an ideal tourism and travel destination to the world.

Tourism CS Najib Balala said they came into an agreement with the model after meeting over the weekend. He said having Naomi as the Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador will only strengthen the country's domestic market.

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"We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand," said Balala.

Naomi Campbell and CS Najib Balala. (Courtesy)

50-year-old Naomi Campbell, who has been staying in Malindi since December 2020, says she was highly impressed by the Professional Golf Association (PGA) and even urged professional golfers to visit the country and enjoy the experience.

The model also praised Kenya's improvement of infrastructure at the Coast, including the upgrading of Malindi Airport to International standards adding that this will boost tourism in the region.

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"I am also impressed with the world-class standard facilities at the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Baobab course located in Vipingo Ridge, the only golf course accredited by the PGA in the whole of Africa. I invite golf professionals globally to visit the course to enjoy the experience," said Naomi.

Naomi's appointment caught Kenyans' attention on social media, some who congratulated her for the role while others opined differently.