President Uhuru Kenyatta was yesterday commended for the role he has continued to play in championing the youth agenda.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Natalia Kanem said Kenya has portrayed great leadership in supporting youth empowerment and development under President Kenyatta.

Dr. Kanem also praised First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for spearheading efforts to address health challenges facing mothers, neonates, children and adolescents in Kenya through the Beyond Zero campaign.

“The First Lady has been a beacon of hope for children and maternal health in Kenya,” Dr. Kanem said.

The UNFPA Executive Director, who assured Kenya of her organization’s increased support, was speaking today when she paid a courtesy call on President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.

President Kenyatta welcomed UNFPA’s support and partnership in accelerating Kenya’s development.

“We are truly grateful for the solid support that UNFPA extends to Kenya and we hope to continue working together to achieve even more in terms of our national development goals,” President Kenyatta said.