US First Lady leaves Kenya for last stop in solo Africa tour

US First Lady Melania Trump waves as she disembarks from her military airplane upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport

Melania Trump criticised for wearing 'colonialist' pith helmet on Kenyan safari

Terminal 2 will be closed ahead of US First Lady Melania Trump's arrival on Thursday night.

The low-key tour, during which she has made no comment to reporters, has contrasted with the political tumult back home where her husband was set to score a big political win on Saturday after days of acrimonious deadlock inside and outside the Senate over his Supreme Court pick.

Many drew comparisons with Meryl Streep's character in Out Of Africa, while some said she was completing the look of "colonialiser".

"It is sad to see this", the first lady said to her guide, her hands covered in ash.

First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya on October 5, 2018, during a safari guided by Nelly Palmeris.

Melania Trump offered support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday, the last day of her four-country trip to Africa.

Trump's trip, which took her to Ghana and Malawi as well, has also focused on children - one expressed objective of the trip was to promote her "Be Best" campaign, which promotes "encouragement, kindness, compassion and respect" among kids. During a safari in Kenya, Trump donned a crisp white shirt, khaki trousers and high-boots and paired her outfit with a white pith helmet which many claimed is "evocative of colonialists", something that did not go down well on social media.

Hours before Washington woke up, critics were pointing out how Trump - who is here representing a husband widely reported to have disparaged African nations in vulgar terms - had fumbled this segment of her visit.

Kavanaugh was accused by Ford in September of committing sexual and physical assault while they were both at a party in high school. She also said she wished that people would focus on what she does, not what she wears, and then proceeded to pose for pictures in front of some of Egypt's greatest landmarks.

First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Africa this week, and controversy followed her.

USA first lady Melania Trump stands in front of the Sphinx as she visits the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, October 6, 2018. "But I have my own voice and my opinions and it's very important for me that I express what I feel". She has faced a wellspring of criticism for that particular effort in light of the president's often vitriolic tweets.

Mrs Trump's visit to Kenya was the third stop on her Africa tour, which began on Tuesday in Ghana.

During their discussions at State House, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta gave the US First Lady a copy of Beyond Zero's strategic framework for 2018-2022 which she launched earlier in the year.

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