Kenyan-born actress Lupita Nyong’o has sponsored 1,200 school children from Kisumu to watch Black Panther movie.
The children, who are participating in drama, were drawn from across county in the program aimed at nurturing young talents.
Alloys Ager, director Governor’s Press Unit, said the children - both from primary and secondary schools, will watch the movie on Tuesday.
"As 600 children will be watching the movie, the other 600 will be touring the Impala sanctuary," he told The Star.
The event will be graced by county first lady Dorothy Nyong’o.
Last week, Kisumu residents, the home county of the film star, got the opportunity to watch the highly anticipated movie before the rest of Africa.
This was during the official launch at Planet Media, Mega City.
The film, featuring Nyong'o's daughter, has been developed since 1992.
She plays a lead role in the riveting story about a young man T’Challa, who after the death of his father, returns home to Africa to take his rightful place as a King of the Wakanda.
In the film, a powerful enemy reappears and T’Challa’s mantle as King- and as Black Panther-gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
The movie is being featured by Crimson Multimedia Limited.
According to Crimson MD Trushna Maddhdev- Patel, the film is another historic moment for Africans as they celebrate another milestone made by fellow brothers and sisters.
Tourism CEC Achi Ojany said the event featured local and international guests.