On 1st September 2016, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today met a team of public officials from the Ministry of ICT led by Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru over lunch at some restaurant in Nairobi.

Knowing that Kenya is one of the African countries  at the forefront in IT development and innovation, the facebook team has plans to further invest in Africa by 2017  said Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg said part of facebook’s overall strategy for Africa and Kenya  is to understand what is happening on the continent and establish an entry point into the African economies for development.

He said Facebook is committed to investing in connectivity and some of the nascent connectivity projects they are interested in are: Free Basics, Fibre/Infra, Express Wifi, Energy, TIP/OTP/Terragragh and Aquila.

Through the ICT Cabinet Secretary, Zuckerberg thanked the government’s support in IT development initiatives and hoped that Kenya would be one of the testing centers for their pilot projects.

Mucheru thanked the Facebook team and indicated that Kenya is a potential partner in IT development subject to application of government procedures and processes.

1 September, 2016