Kenyans had the privilege of welcoming the US first lady, Melania Trump, on Sept. 4th at 9.pm when she landed in Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi. Kenya’s first lady Margret Kenyatta and US ambassador, Robert Godec, welcomed her when she jetted in. Her main agenda in visiting Kenya for two days were to discuss education, health, and environmental conservation.
Melania specifically wanted to promote educating children and fight against HIV/AIDS. President Donald Trump had tweeted about her visit to Africa earlier.
“Our country’s great First lady, Melania is doing well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see.” Trump Tweeted.
Melania had earlier visited Ghana, and the visit was impactful. She had attended the Cape Coast which is one of the slave’s castles in Ghana. She said the following statement about her stay in that place.
“It is very emotional… I will never forget the incredible experience and the stories that I heard,” She said after passing through the door of no return and seeing the dungeons. Melania said that her visit in Ghana reminded her of a time in history that shouldn’t be forgotten.
Melania had also visited Malawi where she gave Chipola primary school kids books and soccer balls. This was to show off a United States Agency of International Development (USAID) scheme of supporting African schools
“Meeting children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here.” Said Melania
According to most social media posts, Kenyans are impressed by Melania’s visit to Kenya and Africa as a whole. Most people gave remarks of how they thought Melania was a great woman just like Kenya’s first lady Margret Kenyatta who has played a role in helping Kenyan women get good maternal health care.