U S r n b singer Akon was in Kenya last week but you will be surprised to hear it is not for music concert but for government purposes. Akon was meeting Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta to affirmed his commitment to assist in lighting up Kibera and other selected parts of rural Kenya as part of a major transformation plan for the slum, which the Kenyan Government is heading.
The newly turned philanthropist spoke at the State House, Nairobi on Thursday saying the initiative 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. The musician said since his arrival in the country he has been holding meetings with key energy stakeholders including Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir, Kenya Power and Lighting Company Managing Director Ben Chumo and Rural Electrification Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer Ng’ang’a Munyu.
President Kenyata was excited and praised the ‘locked up’ star for being a role model to the youth and encouraged more youth to participate and work harder. He went on to say “We welcome your initiative and we will give you all the support as you roll out the power project in our country,”
Well who knew Akon was this generous well Uganda is waiting to receive the same kindness.