US First Lady Melania Trump in historic Kenyan visit

US First Lady Melania Trump enjoyed the beat of Kenyan music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Gigiri, Nairobi on Friday.

Dressed in brown pants, a white blouse and maroon boots, she greeted, sang and danced with the children at the ‘The Nest Children’s Home’.

The event witnesed heightened security as the visiting first lady interacted with the children who kept her busy with handshakes and dances.

The US first lady was later briefed as the children surrounded her.

As she held a baby wrapped in a blanket, Melania thanked the institution’s  staff for taking care of the children.

She was later seen playing with one of the children who was scrolling.

Melania who read a story to the same group of children who had walked up the pathway with her as song and dance continued outside, while journalists kept on taking pictures.

“That’s another book? You have great taste,” Melania said as she smiled at the young child who was reading the story to the audience.

Before visiting the orphanage, she was accompanied to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. The two first ladies are expected to work on a plan that will see the two initiatives complement each other.

Melania was seen holding the ear of an elephant and she looked at it keenly.

At one point a Secret Service agent was forced to step forward to protect her after being nudged by a baby elephant she petted.

The agent was seen holding the US first lady from the back as she protected her.

Later, she climbed into a tour van as she took pictures on her iPhone.

Melania and her host were expected to head to State House for talks before going to the Kenya National Theatre.

At the theatres, they will be treated to Kenyan creative cultural performances.

Melania’s African tour was to champion for her “Be Best” initiative, whose goals are similar to those of Margaret’s Beyond Zero.



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