Melania Trump, the US First Lady has arrived in Nairobi on the third day of her solo trip to Africa focused on promoting health and education.
Mrs Trump landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 9pm on her maiden visit to Kenya ahead of her talks with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday.
The US First Lady is also expected to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust before heading to the Kenya National Theatre for a showcase of Kenyan creative cultural performances.
“I am so proud of the work this administration is doing through United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) and others, and look forward to the opportunity to take the message of my ‘Be Best’ campaign to many of the countries and children throughout Africa,” she said early this month.
Melania Trump’s Be Best campaign, which addresses the social well-being of children, resonates with Mrs Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero initiative that seeks to alleviate health problems afflicting mothers and children countrywide.
The US First Lady has so far visited Ghana and Malawi and the trip will also see her head to Egypt.
In Ghana, Melania Trump visited the Cape Coast Castle, one of about 40 “slave castles” built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.
Before her arrival and in accordance with local custom, the first lady stopped at Eintsimadze Palace to formally ask permission from King Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II to visit his land.
In Malawi, the U.S. First Lady brought soccer balls and books to the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe to highlight a USAID scheme to support African schools.
Earlier on Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted about his wife’s visit to Africa saying:
“Our country’s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see.”