Rest API to Kafka cluster

I have a React Native app, it will talk to Kafka cluster. I can create a microservice, written using confluent-kafka-go., to translate Rest API from React Native app to Kafka .
I am also looking at Kafka Connect, can Kafka Connect convert from Rest API and send to Kafka cluster ?

Yes, Kafka Connect can use HTTP requests. It’s a pluggable framework.

However, you seem to want the REST Proxy if you want to use Kafka with React / AJAX calls. You wouldn’t need a Go service.