H.E. Madam Margaret Kenyatta has a background in construction and architecture.She is actively involved in wildlife conservation and in 2013 launched of the “Handsoff Our Elephants” campaign to eliminate illegal ivory trade that has led to theslaughter of thousands of elephants in Africa. She is Committed to environmentalconservation, Her Excellency started an initiative, known as the First Lady TreePlanting Awards Scheme, to recognize Kenyan schools that plant the highestnumber of trees in their institutions. Her Excellency is passionate about the welfareof women. She has also joined the fight against cervical cancer and is raisingawareness about the stigma associated with the illness. Margaret Kenyatta isperhaps best known for ‘Beyond Zero’ – a campaign aimed at complimentingthe Government of Kenya’s effort to eliminate maternal and child mortality andHIV/AIDS.
In March, 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Fellowship Honoris Causa fromthe Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) in recognition of theFirst Lady’s unflinching commitment to end maternal and child mortality in Kenyaand reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission under her Beyond Zero Initiative