US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Kenya

US First Lady Melania Trump was received by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at JKIA on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Photo/Courtesy

US First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Nairobi to champion her ‘Be Best’ campaign in a bid to promote health and education.

Mrs Trump landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday night and was received by First lady Margaret Kenyatta and other government officials.

Mrs Trump is set to hold talks with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday.

She has already visited Malawi and Ghana, and is later expected in Egypt.

Her campaign ‘Be Best’ addresses the social well-being of children.

Mrs Trump’s agenda resonates with Mrs Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero initiative that seeks to alleviate health problems afflicting mothers and children countrywide.

Mrs Trump’s visit to Kenya follows a discussion she held with Mrs Kenyatta at the White House in Washington DC in August this year when the Kenyan First Lady accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta on his visit.

Mrs Trump later announced the Africa tour during a reception she hosted for delegates of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly meeting.