President Ruto hosts billionaire Bill Gates at State House
William Ruto on Wednesday hosted American businessman Bill Gates for talks at State House in
President Ruto, in a subsequent brief following the meeting, commended the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is co-chaired by the billionaire Microsoft owner, for its support to Kenya in various areas such as healthcare and agriculture.
“Hosted the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates at State House, Nairobi. We appreciate the support the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to extend to Kenya in realising our development goals, especially in the areas of healthcare, agriculture and ICT sectors,” wrote the Head of State.
“We will continue to collaborate towards the realisation of food security and universal health coverage in our country.”
Bill Gates arrived in Kenya on Tuesday for a series of engagements and kicked off his visit in Makueni County where he met Governor Mutula Kilonzo.
He visited the Makueni Mother & Child hospital, then the Kathonzweni Level 3 Hospital where he met with medical staff and community health volunteers.
On Thursday, November 17, Gates is expected to give a talk on Innovating for Food Security and Climate Change in Africa. The event will be streamed live from the University of Nairobi.
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