Oscar Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o admitted that one of the things she misses most while away from Kenya is ugali, she also confessed that even though she owns a mwiko (wooden stirring spoon) she doesn’t know how to cook the popular dish.
Here is the excerpt from the interview with NTV’s Larry Madowo:
LARRY MADOWO: Do you miss living here? Is there anything you miss about Kenya?
LUPITA: I miss ugali a lot, because I also don’t know how to cook ugali.
LARRY: What do you mean you don’t know how to cook Ugali?
LUPITA: Yeah, I don’t know how to cook Ugali.
LARRY: That’s terrible.
LUPITA: I know it’s really, really bad. I have a mwiko but I don’t know how to cook ugali.
The actress is currently on a homecoming tour that will include art mentorship activities, as well as an awareness campaign on wildlife conservancy efforts in the Kenya.
Despite her love for ugali and the fact that Lupita can’t cook it, she does have more than enough money to hire the best cooks available!