Facebook founder and one of the richest young people in the world Mark Zuckerberg is in the country!
The 32-year old made the announcement on his Facebook timeline on Thursday announcing his visit.
“Just landed in Nairobi! I’m here to meet with entrepreneurs and developers, and to learn about mobile money — where Kenya is the world leader.” Posted Zuckerberg.
He added: “I’m starting at a place called iHub, where entrepreneurs can build and prototype their ideas. Two of the engineers I met — Fausto and Mark — designed a system to help people use mobile payments to buy small amounts of cooking gas, which is a lot safer and better for the environment than charcoal or kerosene. It’s inspiring to see how engineers here are using mobile money to build businesses and help their community”.
After arriving in Kenya, Zuckerberg had lunch at Mama Oliech’s eatery located around Yaya Centre. He was accompanied by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru.
“I had lunch in Nairobi with Joseph Mucheru, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Information and Communications. We talked about internet access and his ambitious plans for connecting everyone in Kenya.”
Zuckerberg also praised Ugali, a popular Kenyan food, ” We ate at MAMA Oliech Restaurant. — a local place everyone recommended. One of my favorite parts of traveling to a new country is trying the food. I enjoyed ugali and a whole fried tilapia for the first time and loved them both!”
His surprise visit to Kenya comes after the one in Nigeria where he also staged a surprise visit to the country’s capital Lagos.
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