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US first lady Jill Biden arrives in Kenya


by ALLAN KISIA
Saturday February 25, 2023


US First Lady Jill Biden with First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto and EAC CS Rebecca Miano at JKIA on February 24,2023. Image: ENOS TECHE

United States first lady Jill Biden has arrived in the country.

The plane carrying US First Lady Jill Biden touched down at JKIA at 4.30 pm.

She was received into the country by First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto.

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Mama Rachel arrived at JKIA earlier to receive Jill.

East African Community CS Rebecca Miano is part of  Mama Rachel's entourage that has lined up to welcome the US First Lady.

Jill's visit to Kenya is her third. She arrived in Kenya from Namibia where she made her first stop

The US First Lady is making her first visit to Africa as US first lady.

Biden will focus on women’s empowerment, children’s issues and food insecurity that has ravaged parts of the continent.

In addition to focusing on women and children, she will draw attention to the dire food insecurity in the region.

US President Joe Biden highlighted the situation in December when he announced a large humanitarian aid package at a summit that brought African leaders to Washington.

In Kenya, Jill Biden will meet and engage with those affected by drought and facing food insecurity.

First Lady Rachel Ruto said her American counterpart‘s three-day visit to the country "will see her focus more on strengthening ties between the two nations, especially championing women's economic empowerment projects such as table banking".

Jill Biden is visiting Kenya from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, 26 February 2023, to strengthen America’s partnerships with Kenya and the African continent.



 





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