Senegalese singer, Akon has committed to light up Kibera slum as part of a major government led transformation of the slum to a modern neighbourhood.
Akon made the promise during a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi on Thursday. Akon trip to Kenya is a follow up of another meeting in Washington DC during the US-Africa Summit in August.
Akon met with Energy CS Davis Chirchir, Kenya Power MD Ben Chumo, President’s Private Secretary Jomo Gecaga and Rural Electrification CEO and agreed on specifics for implementation that with be carried by Akon Light Africa Project.
Akon will also participate in the rural electrification process and will hold another meeting with Rural Electrification Authority to finalize on specifics.
Other initiatives to transform Kibera include one led by Devolution CS Anne Waiguru through the NYS and another to reconstruct all Roads in Kibera spearheaded by Roads CS Michael Kamau.
Lands and Housing CS Charity Ngilu will also start the Modern housing programme for Kibera.