Melania Trump has tea with Kenya’s 1st lady

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She previously visited Ghana and Malawi.

The US First Lady is now in Malawi on a tour focusing on promotion children's welfare.

"Thank you for what you do and taking care of them", Trump told the orphanage staff, according to Fox News.

However her choice of a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter, with one person comparing her look to that of a "colonial administrator".

USA first lady Melania Trump feeds a baby elephant a bottle of milk at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5, 2018.

The first lady also stopped at a site where ivory burns take place - a conservationist effort meant to discourage the ivory trade. She fed formula to two of the elephants that are being raised at the park and reached out to others, patting one's back and stroking the ear of another.

"When people think of Africa, they have these standard narratives", Dionne said.

The convoy of the US First Lady however passed by without any incident and Mrs Trump might have seen the protests.

There she led a line of children singing to traditional music. Upon her departure, the first lady gifted children with dozens of "Be Best" soccer balls, tote bags and school supplies. It comes after January reports that her husband complained about immigrants coming to the USA from "s-hole" countries, a phrase President Trump denied making.

Melania Trump is on a four-nation tour of the African continent, and her most recent stop was to the country of Malawi, The Hill reports. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has several active reading programs and retention-focused initiatives at schools in Malawi.

Her visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, came on the fourth day of a week-long visit to Africa.