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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta resurfaces and everyone is thrilled

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday resumed online activity after a month of silence which had prompted a formal inquiry by Nairobi News.

Mrs Kenyatta was missing in action when her South African counterpart Sizakele Zuma accompanied President Jacob Zuma in his state visit last week.

The visiting head of state and his wife were hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta to a state dinner, but the occasion  was clouded by the conspicuous absence of Mrs Kenyatta, prompting Kenyans online to question on her whereabouts.

When Nairobi News on Tuesday contacted State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu on the whereabouts of the First Lady, he promised to call back with information.

Mr Esipisu went quiet for hours until a press release on Mrs Kenyatta’s Tuesday meeting with a Swiss pharmaceutical firm, Roche Group’s officials was sent to newsrooms in the evening.

The firm had in August met with the First Lady as she handed over a breast cancer diagnostic machine to Kenyatta National Hospital and launched a partnership that would see the government and the firm jointly cover treatment costs to ease access to medication.

In the Tuesday press release, the government said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Roche group committing to provide the globally acclaimed cancer drug Herceptin at 50 per cent reduced price.

The Office of the First Lady also shared photos of the meeting on all social media platforms.

On Facebook, Kenyans were thrilled to see Mrs Kenyatta.