Will First Lady meet Obama in Dar?
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is among the wives of the continent’s and world leaders expected to feature at this year’s African First Ladies Summit organised to coincide with American President Barack Obama’s visit to Tanzania next week. The event, the first to be hosted in East Africa, will bring together former US President George W. Bush, US First Lady Michelle Obama and former American First Lady Laura Bush at the George W.
A group of Kenyan MPs, among them Kabondo Kasipul MP Silvance Osele, have also been lined up for appearance at the Obama visit, which is expected to focus on development, youth and women’s affairs. Mr Bush is also listed among speakers at the event alongside Mrs Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control, Ms Nancy G.
The organisers confirmed that First Ladies Chantal Campaore (Burkina Faso), Roman Tesfaye (Ethiopia), Maria Guebuza (Mozambique), Penehupifo Pohamba (Namibia), Sia Koroma (Sierra Leone), Mama Salma Kikwete (Tanzania), Janet Museveni (Uganda) and Christine Kaseba (Zambia) will attend. However, neither State House nor the organisers have confirmed the attendance of Mrs Kenyatta.
Reserved confirmation “It is true we plan to join in the delegation that is set to travel to Tanzania during the Obama tour but organisers have reserved confirmation to Monday,” a Kenyan MP expected to travel to Tanzania in the coming days, Mr Osele, said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation