After his successful tour in Nigeria, Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg is now in Nairobi.
The tech mogul is in Nairobi to meet with entrepreneurs and developers and learn about mobile money. He started his tour by visiting iHub, where he met two Engineers Fausto and Mark who designed a system to help people use mobile payments to buy small amounts of cooking gas, which is a lot safer and better for the environment than charcoal or kerosene.
Mark was inspired by the idea of using mobile money to build a business which benefits the community.
Mark was also treated to some Ugali na Samaki at the popular fish spot, Mama Oliech’s by the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Information, and Communications, Joseph Mucheru, where they talked about internet access and Mucheru’s plans for connecting everyone in Kenya.
Zuckerberg’s visit to Nairobi is a much-needed boost to many tech startups and software developers as well as a challenge to the government to support brilliant innovations!