[4th September 2015]

OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN BY HER EXCELLENCY MARGARET KENYATTA, THE FIRST LADY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA FOR THE WORLD ASSEMBLY FOR WOMEN

HER EXCELLENCY RECEIVED AT THE WESTIN HOSTEL TOKYO, UPON HER ARRIVAL ON 26TH AUGUST, 2015

Her Excellency, Margaret Kenyatta the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya made an official Visit to Japan from 26th to 30th August, 2015 following an invitation by the Government of Japan to attend the World Assembly for Women (WAW) held in Tokyo from 28th & 29th August, 2015.

The First Lady was amongst the leading women personalities who addressed the congregation through panel discussions and High Level Round Table discussions chaired by the Japanese Foreign Minister, Hon. Fumio Kishida. Other panelists included H.E. Michelle Obama who participated through a video-link, H.E. Akie Abe, spouse to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Mrs. Cherie Blair, spouse to former British Prime Minister and H.E. Rula Ghani , the First Lady of Afghanistan. Key Note speakers included Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who opened the Conference, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka; Executive Director of UN Women among others.

Besides the WAW Conference, the First Lady held other bilateral meetings with other dignitaries and visited Aiiku Hospital in furtherance of the Beyond Zero Campaign and improvement of Children and Maternal health in Kenya. She also took this opportunity to run a 5 kilometer-race around the Imperial Palace and thereafter launch the 3rd Edition of the First Lady's Half Marathon at Hibiya Park, in Tokyo. for more details on the launch please visit http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/news/15/150902_e.html

H.E. Margaret Kenyatta with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Reception hosted by Prime Minister Abe

H.E. Margaret Kenyatta with H.E. Akie Abe at the opening of WAW! Conference in Tokyo

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