On 6th March this year, Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta participated in her project Beyond Zero half marathon in which many Kenyans came to support mama Margaret for her great commitment in the project.
Beyond Zero campaigns is a project that the First Lady launched to help reduce mortality rate.
The glamorous mama Margaret who has been running marathons with the support of the president and other leaders including Rwanda’s first Lady who was at the recent marathon has earned wide world recognition for her unique participation as a First Lady.
On Friday however, Margaret Kenyatta received a standing ovation in the United States when she addressed an audience on her reasons as to why she choose to run rather than enjoy the privileges of being First Lady.
In attendance were politicians, investors and corporates whom she had called on to mobilize resources for the Kenyan mothers and children to control unnecessary deaths.
“I have literally been running marathons and I can understand if that doesn’t immediately strike you as behavior befitting the wife of a Head of State.. but I assure you, it has all been for the greater good”, she said.
The First Lady who also used a video clip during her address showing her running the marathons with other Kenyans who had showed up, moved the audience with some even shedding tears.
Margaret emphasized on the need to help mothers and children get easy access to medical care to enable prevalence of deaths which can be avoided since it is sad to loose such young lives who have great futures a head of them, she said.
The First Lady later attended a fund-raising which had over 1500 supporters of The Beyond Zero from Arizona.
Check out Margaret Kenyatta running.