Bill Gates at UON

Uon Vice Chancellor, Prof Kiama (left), Bill Gates (Centre) and Dr. Loice Achieng Ombajo

The Billionaire business mogul, Bill gates was hosted at the University of Nairobi on Thursday, 17th November 202. Indeed, the history was made as this was his second trip to the continent of Africa. He also visited Makueni County, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

The Philanthropist had an engagement with UoN experts at the Centre for Epidemiological Modelling Analysis (CEMA), a press briefing and a student engagement forum at the UoN Chandaria Auditorium.

As he interacted with students, Bill Gates announced that he will donate USD 7 Billion to Africa in the next 4 years through his Foundation. More than 10,000 students from over 130 countries attended virtually. 

On his part, The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephen Kiama was elated as he welcomed Mr. Gates to the University of Nairobi, in his welcoming remarks, he highlighted the partnership opportunities that the UoN has with Gates Foundation, “To say that we happy is an understatement! We are indeed very privileged and blessed to host Mr. Gates, a man whose innovation story continue to inspire all of us.

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