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US First Lady Jill Biden Recognizes Late Wangari Maathai in Her First Speech After Arriving in Kenya

United States of America First Lady Dr Jill Biden on Friday recognized the late Kenyan environmental activist, the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Late Professor Wangari Maathai, in her first speech after arriving in the country.

Dr Jill who will be in the country until Sunday February 26th said that she will always treasure Late Maathai for what she stood for, urging women to raise to the occasion and do whatever they set their minds on.

"When women get the opportunities we deserve, there is no limit to what we can do. One of the women who empowered women was Wangari Maathai. The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prices, pretty amazing. I like her story, it is beautiful."

"She started planting trees when she realized that streams were drying up and food was becoming scarce, and she taught other women to plant trees, one seed at a time. That one tree grew to something that changed the world, and it was possible because women came together."

Listen to her in this video from minute 2:20.

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