Jill Biden arrives in Kenya on first official flight

Jill Biden arrives in Kenya on first official flight

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

The 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 in town on a first visit to the country as Flotus, ahead of an event-packed first visit to the country.

President Joe Biden promised to more engagements with Africa after visiting the US-Africa summit in Washington.

A statement from the White House stated that 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 is going to talk about the response to the drought in Kenya, which has so far affected more than half of the counties in the country.