First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Pledges To Continue Supporting Disadvantaged Groups In The Country

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has promised to continue with the work of supporting disadvantaged groups in the country even beyond President Kenyatta's tenure.

The First Lady, who spoke on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, when she received delegations from Precious Blood Children's Family from Kawangware and Ghetto Classics, a music group from Korogocho slums in Nairobi City, said although President Kenyatta's tenure will soon come to an end, she would still be there for the less fortunate in this country.

"I just want to say thank you to old friends and new ones. I want to thank you for love…am just overwhelmed, and I shall continue being your Patron," the First Lady told members of the Ghetto Classics, for which she has been the Patron.

"I shall begin again working with the Precious Blood Children's Family. I will be there for you. Although we shall be out of this house, I want to assure you of that," the First Lady told Precious Blood Children's Family members.

Precious Blood Children's Family, founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood 28 years ago, supports children rescued from the streets of Kawangware and surrounding slums, rehabilitates them, and gives them a decent living and education.

Ghetto Classics is the flagship community programme of the Art of Music Foundation, established in 2007. It involves over 500 children and youths in Korogocho slums and seeks to change their socio-economic lives through music.

During the ceremony, the two groups presented First Lady Margaret Kenyatta with presents in recognition for her excellent service to marginalized groups in the country.

Speaking during the event, the Director of Precious Blood Children's Family, Sister Anne Grace, and Ghetto Classics Founder and Executive Director Elizabeth Njoroge thanked the First Lady for her tireless and exemplary support to the two organizations.

The ceremony was attended by scores of children and youths from the two organizations and senior officials of the two organizations.

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