Jill Biden arrives in Kenya on military plane

Jill Biden arrives in Kenya on military plane

The First Lady of the United States, Dr Jill Biden, has jetted into the country aboard Executive One Foxtrot, a military plane.

Dr Biden's plane touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport JKIA at 4: 28 pm, to an expected tight security and rousing welcome by government officials alongside traditional dancers.

First Lady Rachel Ruto will be receiving the Professor of English ahead of an event-packed first visit to the country as Flotus.

President Joe Biden promised more engagements with Africa when he visited the US-Africa Summit in Washington, as part of the resolutions of the recent US-Africa Summit in Washington.

A statement from the White House said the trip to Namibia and Kenya from February 22 to 26 will strengthen the United States' partnerships on the African continent and advance our shared priorities in the region. The dispatch said that Biden's engagements will focus on empowerment of women and youth, efforts to address food insecurity and promote shared democratic values.

She will be talking about the response to the drought in Kenya, which has so far affected more than half of the counties in the country.