Why Ngina Kenyatta Privately Met Barack Obama

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta’s daughter Ngina Kenyatta held a closed-door meeting with former US President Barack Obama after his arrival on Sunday.

    Ngina is the director of the Kenyatta Trust, a charity organization focusing on providing education to children from poor backgrounds.

    In a post seen by Kenyans.co.ke, it was reported that she briefed Obama on projects carried out by the NGO.

    The Kenyatta Trust along with our Director, Ngina Kenyatta and our Patron H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta had the pleasure of meeting and discussing our programs with former U.S President Barack Obama on his first day in Nairobi.
    -@BarackObama @UKenyatta
    -#thekenyattatrust #education pic.twitter.com/0tjUZU16tD

    — The Kenyatta Trust (@Kenyatta_Trust) July 16, 2018

    The Kenyatta Trust is a charity organization with a footprint countrywide, that sponsors brilliant but disadvantaged boys and girls into high school and until completion of first degree.

    For students to be considered for sponsorship, they are gauged by their KCPE results, extracurricular activities and community service.

    It was established on August 4, 2010, with a mission to transform the lives of young men and women in Kenya as well as to economically empower the communities from which they originate.

    It engages in programs such as scholarship, mentorship, counseling, economic empowerment and internships.

    President Kenyatta is the patron of the organization.

    [caption caption="President Kenyatta, his son Jomo and daughter Ngina in prayer at St Austins Catholic Church, Nairobi"][/caption]

    Ngina is also the proprietor of Green Experience Restaurant in Lari Kiambu, a posh hotel in one of the family’s tea estates.

    In the past, she has taken part in community-based activities such as the anti-jigger campaign.