Jill Biden arrives in Kenya on military plane

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Jill Biden arrives in Kenya on military plane

The First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, has flown 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 is due to receive the professor of English, ahead of an event-packed first visit to the country as Flotus.

President Joe Biden promised more engagements with Africa as a result of Dr Biden's visit to the US-Africa Summit in Washington.

A statement from the White House said 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 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.