First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has been awarded the prestigious Eastern Africa Lifetime Achievement Award for her relentless efforts to stop preventable maternal and newborn deaths in the country.
The recognition also considered the First Lady’s sustained efforts towards the elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, an intervention that has led to a significant reduction of new transmissions among newborn babies.
She was feted at the Eastern Africa Chapter Entrepreneur Of the Year Awards (EOY) 2018 gala dinner held at a Nairobi hotel Wednesday evening. She was the chief guest at the event.
EY’s chief executive officer Gitahi Gachachi described the First Lady as a global icon whose efforts had touched millions of Kenyans.