Akon promises to light up Kenya

President Kenyatta (right) and Akon at State House

President Kenyatta (right) and Akon at State House

American/Senegalese singer Akon has promised to light up Kibera in Nairobi which is the largest urban slum in Africa.
The R&B singer, who first met President Uhuru Kenyatta in Washington DC during the US-Africa Summit in August to discuss his intentions in assisting the country with electricity, was at the State House in Nairobi last week.
The singer set up a meeting with the Energy CS Davis Chirchir, Kenya Power MD Ben Chumo, Kenyatta’s private secretary Jomo Gecaga and Rural Electrification CEO and agreed on specifics for implementation that would be carried by “Akon Light Africa Project”.

Akon will participate in the rural electrification process and will hold another meeting with Rural Electrification Authority to finalise on specifics. — NET.

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  • Observer

    Already we see fruition of the Afro-American summit as there is a lot of participation from the private sector (even a local boy was afforded a platform to grill Obama) but we are yet to hear any fruits from the Afro-sino summit held earlier.

  • thom Mwana Africa

    Ko muno muZimbabwe how far you black americans. chirudzii. inga munoda President wedu wani.