Mark Zuckerberg visits Kenya

Mark Zuckerberg

Almost everyone who knows what Facebook is. Well, I cannot imagine anyone who doesn’t  even the aged know about Facebook. Well, guess what the Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg  just landed in Kenya. This is a surprise visit as it was not been announced on media previously. In his Facebook update he posted, “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”.

Kenya has been famed for developing mobile solutions for money transfer.  This has especially bee seen with mobile pesa (Mpesa) that is widely spread.

Mark Zuckerberg who is visiting Africa for the first time landed in Nigeria on Tuesday.  While in Nigeria he met with local business owners and developers. He also visited Yaba better known as the Nigerian silicon Valley, where he also toured camp for coding kids.

Immediately after lading in Nairobi Zuckerberg visited iHub.  iHub was started in march 2010 with  aim to nature innovation. It is an open community for innovators and startups to develop and bring their ideas to life.


Dining at the popular Mama Oliech’s restaurant in Hurlingham

It is great news to have the Founder of Facebook in the country. This shows that the innovation from the country have been recognized and made great impact world wide.

The 32 years old is worth $51 billion and according to Forbes the sixth richest man in the world.