First Lady Of Style Margaret Kenyatta Stuns Yet Again In Unique Outfit [PHOTOS]

Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, has one again become a topic of discussion on social media thanks to her great sense of style.

The outfit she wore to a party organized for Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed reaffirmed the notion that she is indeed an astute dresser.

The president’s wife attended the function in a dira – a dress that is common among Somali women – and completely stole the show.

It’s not the first time Margaret who has been given the moniker ‘First Lady Of Style’ is being praised for her unique fashion sense.

ALSO; Fashion: A Look At First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s 2016 Style

A while back, she became the talk of the town after stepping out in a well-designed African outfit during the 2016 Madaraka day celebrations held in Nakuru.

She has managed to win the hearts of many thanks to her simplicity and her commitment to serve Kenyans through her Beyond Zero Campaign and of course, her choice of dress.

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Africa’s Most Stylish First Ladies

Whether it is through their love for African wear or internationally designed outfits, here is the list of top 5 stylish African First Ladies in no particular order.

1. Chantal Biya
Biya is Cameroon’s First Lady with an eccentric fashion sense. She is often rocking big hair don’t care hairstyles with the signature style known as banane and bold colours. She will often be spotted rocking clothes from international labels such as Chanel or Dior.

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2. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
She is the wife to President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon and the First Lady. She is one of the most stylish first ladies often spotted rocking form fitting dresses and heels.

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3. Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

Princess Lalla is wife to Prince of Morocco, Mohammed VI and has been ranked as one of the most beautiful First Ladies we have in Africa. Not only is Lalla beautiful, she is also very stylish.

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4. Ana Paula Don Santo

Ana is First Lady of Angola. She previously worked as a fashion model and later as an air hostess before her marriage to President Jose Eduardo Santos who is 18 years her senior.

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5. Zeinab Suma Jammeh

Her Excellency is wife to Gambia’s President Yahya Abdul-AzizJemusJunkungJammeh . First Lady Jammeh is known for her sensible fashion style with the signature style of flowing gowns and scarves. She is famous for protesting her husband’s marriage to a second wife prompting him to get a divorce.

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Carol Radull runs with the First Lady for #BeyondZero (photos)

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta invited prominent media personalities for a morning 6km run around statehouse as she prepares for her beyond zero half marathon slated for 8th March 2015.

Beyond Zero Foundation was formed in January 2014, to partner with the government in reducing maternal and child mortality. It is spearheaded by The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

The Beyond Zero Campaign is part of the initiatives outlined in her strategic framework towards HIV control, promotion of maternal, new born and child health in Kenya.

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First Lady trains for the Sagana Half Marathon – PHOTOS

 

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday took part in some high altitude training in Nyeri, in preparation for the Sagana Half Marathon.

She has continued her daily early morning training sessions in Sagana to build endurance and strength for the 8th March, 21 km race.

The First Lady is training under legendary long-distance runner Douglas Wakiihuri who is her coach.

The Half Marathon is part of her fund-raising initiatives to increase access to better healthcare through the provision of mobile clinics to all 47 counties. See the photos below.

 

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Former Ivory Coast First Lady goes on trial for post election violence

Cote d’Ivoire’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial yesterday for “attempting to undermine the security of the state” in events leading to a bloody 2010-2011 crisis that left thousands dead.

Gbagbo, who has been held for three years and is also wanted by an international court for crimes against humanity, entered the Abidjan court where she is standing trial with 82 others.

The 65-year-old wife of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo wore a yellow silk dress and tressed hair as she faced the judge, while outside riot police were deployed and officers body-searched people entering the law courts.

The trial is viewed as the biggest judicial challenge faced by the post-crisis government of the West African nation.

Nicknamed the “Iron Lady”, Gbagbo is being tried for her role in events leading to months of post-election violence that left some 3 000 people dead and badly rattled the economy of the prosperous cocoa-producing nation.

Violence broke out in Cote d’Ivoire in 2010 when Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara, who was declared the winner of a presidential poll.

Laurent Gbagbo himself has been held for three years in The Hague facing charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC). But Cote d’Ivoire has repeatedly refused to hand his wife over to the ICC on the same charge.

The presidential couple were arrested April 11, 2011 after five months of fierce fighting after a final push by French forces against their residence.

Simone Gbagbo had been held under house arrest in Odienne in the northwest of the country since

April 2011 but was transferred to the economic capital, Abidjan, on December 1 ahead of the trial.

Among those seated in the dock next to her, smiling for the cameras, was Gbagbo’s last prime minister Gilbert Ake N’Gbo and Affi N’Guessan, head of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party. Proceedings yesterday were expected to be limited to jury selection, with hearings beginning in earnest on January 5.

“This trial has been rushed through to obtain five million euros pledged by the EU as part of a programme to rehabilitate the Ivorian justice system,” one defence lawyer said.

Simone Gbagbo’s fate has been at the centre of intense negotiations between Cote d’Ivoire and the ICC, with Abidjan refusing her transfer to

The Hague on the grounds that it would undermine the political reconciliation process and that the country is perfectly equipped to stage a just trial.

Cote d’Ivoire recently appealed an ICC demand to hand her over on the grounds that the authorities “were not taking tangible, concrete and progressive steps aimed at ascertaining whether Simone Gbagbo is criminally responsible” for crimes against humanity. — AFP.

First Lady launches first oxygen plant in Nyanza

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday launched a medical oxygen manufacturing plant at Siaya County Referral Hospital.

“This plant, which offers a lifeline to Siaya residents and beyond, demonstrates what we can achieve with the right partnerships between the government and the private sector,” Margaret said.

The plant dubbed “Hewa Tele” is a joint initiative by the General Electric (GE) Foundation, the Centre for Population Health and Development, Siaya County and the National Government. It is the first of its kind in the county.

Margaret said it can produce oxygen enough for over 72,000 critically ill patients in Siaya and neighbouring counties per year and is also a relief to the many boda boda accident victims.

First Lady donates mobile clinic in Kitui

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged county governments to use devolved funds to purchase more mobile clinics to meet increased heathy needs of Kenyans.

The First Lady said introduction of free maternity services in public health facilities by the Government has increased the number of pregnant women attending both ante-natal and post-natal clinics.

“By using devolved funds or money from the Constituency Development Fund, county leaderships can, without delay, purchase more mobile clinics to ensure health services are brought closer to the people,” she said.

She spoke today at Ithookwe grounds, Kitui town when she donated the 10th fully equipped mobile clinic under Beyond Zero campaign to Kitui County.

She commended the Kitui county leadership for boosting the Beyond Zero initiative by purchasing two more mobile clinics to ensure health services are brought closer to the people.

The First Lady stressed the urgent need for more investment in health infrastructure to cope with increased demands.

Our journey will continue beyond the 47 mobile clinics as we seek to ensure a bright future for our mothers and children, the First Lady said as she presented to Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe, the mobile clinic donated by Kenya Commercial Bank through Beyond Zero initiative.

Provision of medical services and facilities, she said, will enable the country to achieve its goal of eliminating HIV transmission from mother to child and lower the prevalence below the national average.

Noting that the ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative is progressing well, the First Lady said through the goodwill of Kenyans, the goal of providing fully-kitted mobile clinics to all 47 counties is well on course.

She said, “I look forward to all Kenyans joining me for the second edition of the First Lady’s Half Marathon in Nairobi next year, in support of the ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign”.

She challenged Governors and County leaders to ensure full public participation in all development activities within their borders to ensure sustainability of projects.

The First Lady stressed the need for tightened security in all parts of the country to deter criminals from using urban centers as transit points to Nairobi and beyond.

She said Kitui County is endowed with natural resources whose exploitation could spur economic growth and improve living conditions of residents but stressed this can only take place in a safe environment.

“Kitui County is very strategic in its geographical location in the south eastern part of Kenya. It is endowed with natural resources such as coal, iron ore, diatomite and limestone,” she added.

The First Lady encouraged Kitui residents to plant trees especially during this rainy season and reduce indiscriminate felling of the same that can cause environmental degradation.

She said, “Charcoal burning and wanton destruction of forests if unchecked will have a negative impact on residents’ lives in the future”.

Elected leaders in Kitui commended the First Lady for driving the initiative based on the health need of Kenyans.

The leaders including the Governor and local MPs urged their own countrywide to keep the First Lady’s campaign out of politics.

“The mobile clinics so far delivered have gone to counties based on the maternal and child health needs and not political inclination,” the leaders said.

Dr Malombe said his government was working with the national government officials to accelerate development. We consult and support one another, he added.

First Lady in Family Fun Run at Karura Forest – Photos

 

 

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First Lady with Beyond Zero team mates (from left) Ms. Nyokabi Muthama, Ms. Florence Awori, and Ms. Constane Gakonyo.
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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta signs up as a participant during the Official Launch of registration of runners for the 2nd edition of the First Lady’s Half Marathon to be held next year.
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The First Lady and other participants at a warm up session.
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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia and World-renown Marathoner and running coach Douglas Wakiihuri run in Karura Forest.
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The First Lady crosses the finish line during the 3km family fun run at the Karura Forest.

 

 

 

First Lady leads hundreds in 3km race at Karura forest

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Sunday led hundreds of Kenyans, including Cabinet Secretaries, senior government officials and governors’ spouses in a 3km family fun run in Karura forest.

The event was to launch the registration for the second edition of First Lady’s Nairobi Half Marathon.

The marathon, slated for March 8th, 2015, is aimed at raising awareness and funds through her “Beyond Zero” campaign to increase support for maternal, newborn and child health in the country.

Speaking during the occasion, the First Lady revealed that the financial support received from friends, relatives and development partners had enabled the campaign to purchase the initial 20 mobile clinics.

Seven of these mobile clinics have already been handed over to governments of counties with the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the country, including Taita Taveta, Narok, Samburu, Homa Bay, Baringo, Isiolo and Wajir.