NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 10 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday met the President of Rotary International Shekhar Mehta who paid him a courtesy visit at State House, Nairobi.
President Kenyatta and Mehta, who was accompanied by his wife, discussed Rotary International’s projects in Kenya among them the organization’s heart surgery program for children, the one million tree planting initiative and Rotary’s participation in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) initiative.
Also present in the meeting was the Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua and State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita.
Mehta briefed President Kenyatta on his organization’s girls’ empowerment initiative in the country and its contribution to Kenya’s coronavirus response.
His visit comes at a time when the country is still reeling from the negative impacts of the virus which has left at least 4,000 people dead since the outbreak.
Kenya is part of countries in District 9212 which is one of the more than 500 Districts from across the world under Rotary International. It comprises clubs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan.
Rotary is made up of at least 1.2 million members and over 35, 000 clubs across the world.
Its key mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.