"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said.
US first lady Melania Trump feeds a baby elephant milk with a bottle, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
She told reporters: 'I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court'.
The first lady said she gives him her "honest opinions and advice", which President Donald Trump "sometimes listens to".
It's not the first time Trump has been in the news for an outfit.
The First Lady wraps up her 7 day trip to Africa and will be returning to Washington on Sunday.
The first lady, who has publicly campaigned against bullying on social media, also told reporters she sometimes disagrees with her husband's caustic tweets.
Pith helmets were originally worn by European explorers to cope with warm climates, and soon became a key part of commanding officers' uniforms.
Pauleen Mwalo, from Nairobi, tweeted: "That Pith helmet you have carried was used by colonialists during the dark days".
Many onlookers saw Trump's choice of the pith helmet as a symptom of a larger issue.
"Her attire is a signal of her understanding of what Africa is in 2018". "It's not a place looking for white saviors in colonial getup".
She then took to the Nairobi National Park where she spotted rhino, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra and other wildlife. (In March, NPR's Colin Dwyer reported that the Trump administration lifted a ban on elephant trophy imports).
With a child's hand clasped in each of hers, Mrs. Trump led the group up a walkway toward the home for orphaned infants, sashaying to the music as she approached a bank of waiting news cameras.
Apart from the interruption at JKIA, heavy traffic is expected along major roads as the US First Lady will be making her way to Nairobi. "Why didn't she go to a tech hub?"
She declared slavery a tragedy on her visit to a former slave castle along Ghana's coast where she laid a wreath. According to the Associated Press, she said the visit was "a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten".
The First Lady began wrapping up her solo tour of Africa in Egypt on Saturday with a trip to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx. "I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear".