U.S. First Lady Melania Trump lands in Kenya
- Earlier on Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted about his wife's visit saying:
- "Our country’s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see."
- Melania Trump has so far visited Ghana and Malawi in her first solo international trip that will also see her head to Egypt.
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Kenya.
Her plane touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 9pm.
She was received by Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and U.S. envoy Robert F. Godec.
Earlier on Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted about his wife’s visit to Africa saying:
“Our country’s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see.”
Melania Trump has so far visited Ghana and Malawi in her first solo international trip that will also see her head to Egypt.
LIVE: First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Nairobi, Kenya, as she continues her first solo international trip. https://t.co/FyNS1gtOsW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 4, 2018
In Ghana, Melania Trump visited the Cape Coast Castle, one of about 40 “slave castles” built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.
““It’s very emotional… I will never forget (the) incredible experience and the stories that I heard,” she said after seeing the dungeons and walking through the “door of no return,” the castle’s final exit toward the Atlantic Ocean.
Day two in #Ghana was so impactful. My visit to Cape Coast castle was a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten. Thank you to Chief Osabarima Kwesi Atta & the chieftains for the warm welcome & cultural ceremony. #FLOTUSinAfrica2018 pic.twitter.com/pdf9yrmQL8
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 3, 2018
Before her arrival and in accordance with local custom, the first lady stopped at Eintsimadze Palace to formally ask permission from King Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II to visit his land.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 4, 2018
In Malawi, the U.S. First Lady brought soccer balls and books to the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe to highlight a USAID scheme to support African schools.
“Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here,” she said.
Additional report from VOA and Reuters
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