Saturday, September 20, 2014
Sengalese singer and Grammy award winner Akon is in Kenya and met the President Uhuru Kenyatta. This si what the President said on his facebook page ."Today, I held a meeting with U.S -based Senegalese musician, Akon, who paid me a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. Akon affirmed his commitment to support Government’s initiative to light up Kibera and other selected parts of rural Kenya. This is part of his Lighting Africa project that aims to provide electricity to a million households across the continent by the end of the year. It is good to see that discussions on scaling up supply of power to Kenyans that we started during last month’s U.S – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC are bearing fruits. I commend Akon for being a role model to African youths and I would like to encourage others to emulate him by investing back in their mother countries. We welcome this initiative and we will give him all the support he need."