The first lady, Margaret Wanjiru Kenyatta is not new to many. She is a darling to many Kenyans and is usually regarded as a humble and soft-spoken lad
The first lady, Margaret Wanjiru Kenyatta is not new to many. She is a darling to many Kenyans and is usually regarded as a humble and soft-spoken lady who has been instrumental to this country.
But who really is Margaret Kenyatta and how has her journey to statehouse been like?
Margaret Wanjiru Kenyatta was born to former Director of State Controlled Kenya Railways Gakuo Njuguna.
She went to elites school in Molo; St Andrews School where she met her boyfriend President Uhuru Kenyatta who later become her husband.
They officially married in 1989 at Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi. The first lady has got 3 children, Jaba, Jomo and Ngina.
Margaret Kenyatta is regarded as a simple and noble woman who keeps life normal despite her prestigious position of being Kenya’s first lady.
Her simplicity is one factor which makes people from all walks of life to admire her character and as a result, she has inspired many women.
Supportive to husband and entire family
Ms Margaret Kenyatta was seen in public when His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta was campaigning for presidency. She would provide moral support by being instrumental during campaigns.
She accompanied her husband to Hague when he was facing the charges against humanity after 2007/2008 post-election violence.
Her Cause: Beyond Zero Campaign
Margaret Kenyatta is mainly celebrated for Beyond Zero Campaign. This is an initiative of solving health problems of children and mothers across the country. The campaign aims to promote maternal, new born and child health in Kenya, at the same time controlling the prevalence of HIV.
To achieve this, Margaret Kenyatta, through mobilization of people to donate funds, more than 20 mobile clinics has been delivered throughout the country, specifically in areas that have a hard time accessing medical services