Dollar Billionaires Who Have Been To Kenya Since Ruto Assumed Power

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Dollar Billionaires Who Have Been To Kenya Since Ruto Assumed Power
Billionaires Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey and Aliko Dangote PHOTO/Courtesy

After his election and swearing-in as the President of Kenya, William Ruto promised a business-friendly policy to spur Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, he noted creating a conducive and enabling business environment will be a focus area of his administration.

“We share a strong interest in the preservation of peace, prosperity and dignity for all people and the protection of our planet and its resources,” the President said.

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So far, three billionaires have visited the country with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey making his footprint felt.

WoK looks at billionaires who have visited Kenya so far.

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey who is the current CEO of Square founded social platform, Twitter, which he sold to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

He also runs a company dubbed Block Inc.

Through the company, Dorsey recently invested Ksh 245 million into a Kenyan start-up, Gridless Africa which builds and operates bitcoin mining sites alongside small-scale renewable energy producers in rural Africa.

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Bill Gates

American Philanthropist Bill Gates arrived in Kenya on November 15 morning ahead of his anticipated engagement with various delegations across the country.

He engaged national and county government officials over various projects he is undertaking in the country.

Gates also visited Makueni Mother and Child hospital and Kathonzweni Health Centre where he interacted with health volunteers.

He also visited the University of Nairobi (UoN) to give a talk on Innovating for Food Security and Climate Change in Africa.

Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote was among VIPs who attended President-elect William Ruto’s inauguration at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.

At the event, Dangote was sitting a few meters behind Chief Justice Martha Koome.

Ruto and Dangote first met in March 2014 when the then deputy president visited Dangote Cement’s Obajana plant in Kogi state in Nigeria.

Dangote in January this year topped the Forbes list of Africa’s richest people, with a Ksh 1.58 trillion net worth.

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