Lupita returns home to Kenya – SABC

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Kenya’s academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyongo has returned to her native country. Nyongo says she will advocate globally for elephants with international conservation organisation WildAid.

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As the Global Ambassador for Wild Aid, the actress will be campaigning against trade in ivory and the need to protect elephants and their habitats.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o speaks to reporters at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi on June 30, 2015. Lupita was appointed the global elephant ambassador. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya is currently home to 33 000 elephants down to 170 000 in 1979. A demand for rhino horns and ivory in Asia has driven poaching to an all-time high according to conservationists.

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Lupita rose to world fame last year after bagging an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the film 12 Years A Slave. She says she never dreamed of winning the prestigious award and she believes that it will open more doors for her.

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PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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