US First Lady in Kenya Highlights Conservation, Visits Orphanage

Carla Harmon
October 5, 2018

On Friday, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will take Melania to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust before heading to State House for talks.

Later the US First Lady was photographed playing with one of the children who was scrolling as the toddler looked at her with dismay.

The First Lady's visit comes during a tumultuous time in Washington when the Trump administration is dealing with sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.

She then took to the Nairobi National Park where she spotted rhino, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra and other wildlife.

The song and dance continued outside, where Melania read a story to the same group of children who had walked up the pathway with her.


The first lady was greeted by students with a song, Fox News reported: "We are happy today to see you".

Mrs Trump opened her first extended worldwide tour as first lady on Tuesday in the West African nation of Ghana. "Takulandirani [Welcome] First Lady Melania Trump" was spelled out in red, white, and blue letters on the chalkboard.

She also was expected to visit an orphanage and watch a children's performance at Nairobi National Theatre.

The US First Lady is now in Malawi on a tour focusing on promotion children's welfare.

The US First Lady then visited Chipala Primary in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe.


However, in contrast to visits by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, her tour has not attracted large crowds or much fervour.

She will finally wrap-up her four-nation tour in Egypt and Malawi.

In a tweet seen by TUKO.co.ke, the 45th president of U.S. said his wife was handling her first trip to the continent exceptionally well. The people love her, and she loves them!

"Thank you for having me here and thank you for a attractive warm welcome", Trump told her hosts, adding that she wanted to be in Malawi to see the success of American programs here.


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