Margaret Kenyatta hosts Melania Trump at State House

Margaret Kenyatta hosts Melania Trump at State House

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hosted her visiting US counterpart Melania Trump at State House, Nairobi where they held closed door talks over their shared interests.

Their talks focused on matters of health especially the welfare of mothers and children, and conservation, subjects that are close to the hearts of the two First Ladies.

The Kenyan First Lady is the Patron of the innovative and transformative Beyond Zero initiative which concerns itself with health interventions for mothers and children.

In particular, the elimination of mother-to-child HIV infections and reducing the transmission of the scourge among adolescents.

Melania Trump is the founder and promoter of the “Be Best” initiative designed to improve the welfare of Children.

After signing the visitor’s book on arrival the jovial US First Lady greeted members of her host’s secretariat led by Chief of Staff Connie Gakonyo.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta then took time to show Melania Trump visual presentations and artistic impressions of the proposed Ksh.2billion Beyond Zero Referral Hospital that she plans to build as part of her legacy.

During their discussions, the First Lady also honoured the visitor with a copy of Beyond Zero’s strategic framework for 2018-2022 which she launched earlier in the year.

Mrs Trump who arrived in Kenya on Thursday evening leaves the country Saturday morning on her way to Egypt where she will conclude her solo one week tour of four African countries that included Ghana and Malawi.

Later, the two First Ladies proceeded to the Kenya National Theatre where they were treated to 45-minutes of live cultural performances staged by Sarakasi group, a Nairobi-based dancing and acrobatic group.