US First Lady Jill Biden has begun her three-day state visit in the country since her arrival yesterday, mainly focusing on women and youth empowerment and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa attributed to the ongoing drought.
Her itinerary kicked off with two meetings yesterday at State House and the other hosted by the US Embassy.
She is set to engage in an entrepreneurship and sustainability event with a local company connecting tractor owners and farmers to highlight how young entrepreneurs are transforming agricultural practices in the country through technology and improving livelihoods and food security.
She will then join First Lady Rachel Ruto to meet with local women under the Joyful Women group.
She will then attend a Shujaaz Konnect Festival, a local youth empowerment event in Nairobi, presented in collaboration with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Spotlighting the US support through the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar).
She will then depart Nairobi tomorrow evening after visiting the drought affected areas to highlight the impacts of drought on communities.
Her visit to the country is in line with the resolutions of the recent US-Africa Summit IN Washington, in which President Joe Biden promised more engagements with Africa.