Reason Margaret Kenyatta has been trending on Twitter

The former First Lady was being remembered for how successful her Beyond Zero Campaign was.

Margaret Kenyatta.
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Margaret Kenyatta, the Former First Lady Margret Kenyatta was the talk of Twitter on Friday morning. 

She was the number one trending topic as Kenyans became reminiscent of her achievements during President Uhuru Kenyatta's reign.

The former First Lady was being remembered for how successful her Beyond Zero Campaign was. Beyond Zero was a campaign to ensure no woman or child died during birth.

It aimed at improving maternal and child health and reducing HIV infections among children in the country. Margaret launched the campaign in January 2014. 

Every year, the Former First lady invited Kenyans to take part in the Beyond Zero Campaign half marathon. 

By 2016, two years after its launch, the number of HIV infections among children had reduced significantly from 12,000 cases in 2013  to 6,600.

Additionally, the number of women delivering from home without specialised help from medics had also reduced from 56 percent in 2013 to 34 percent in 2016.  

In the same year, maternal deaths were reduced from 6,000 to 4,000. Kenyans said they will greatly miss her service to the nation. 

"The humbleness and big heart Margaret Kenyatta has is beyond explanation. No one can even remember any time Mama Margaret has even posted photos at the state house showing the world that she is The Kenya first lady. Never. Kenyans will miss Mama Margaret," Amos Olaimeri said.

"Margaret Kenyatta's devotion to Beyond Zero Campaign and Linda Mama which help common mwananchi made a positive change. Cheers," Anon Mane said. 

In 2013, the government did away with fees for deliveries in public hospitals under the Free Maternity Scheme 

Later, the Ministry of Health transferred the Free Maternity Scheme to the NHIF where it was renamed Linda Mama. 

Linda mama is publicly funded and allows women registered under it to deliver free of charge in any public health facility