American Businessman, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Founder of Breakthrough Energy, and Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates is in the Country.
The businessman is expected to hold a series of public engagements and will tour Makueni County. He last visited Kenya 12 years ago.
In Makueni, Bill Gates will first meet Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior.
He will later visit the Makueni Mother and Child hospital which mainly deals with mother and child healthcare.
The businessman is also set to visit Kathonzweni Health Centre and is expected to meet health volunteers.
2 Farmers who have been using irrigation and championing climate change will meet Bill Gates in Kathonzweni as well.
For the last 3 weeks, Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior has mentioned the county is expecting a “big visitor” soon. The Governor however did not mention who it was but it appears it’s Bill Gates.
In Kenya, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works with partners to empower people in the lowest-income communities to improve their livelihoods and lift themselves out of poverty.
Their efforts include expanding the use of digital financial services and payments and ensuring that these services meet the needs of low-income Kenyans and small and medium-sized enterprises, improving the agricultural productivity of smallholder farmers and helping them weather the effects of climate change, expanding access to family planning services and products, and improving economic opportunities for women.