Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg landed in Nairobi on Thursday after finishing his trip in Nigeria.
Mr. Zuckerberg said the purpose of the trip is to meet with entrepreneurs and developers and to “learn more about mobile money, where Kenya is the world leader.”
His first stop was at iHub, Nairobi’s technology center that provides programmers, developers, and other technology workers a space to innovate.
“I’m starting at a place called iHub, where entrepreneurs can build and prototype their ideas,” Mr. Zuckerberg explained. “Two of the engineers I met, Fausto and Mark, 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.”
He visited a similar space, CCHub, in Lagos.
The Facebook founder also seeks to provide greater internet access to Kenya and Africa as a whole. Facebook and French satellite company Eutelsat plan to collaborate to deliver internet from space and improve data connectivity throughout Africa, with a focus on Kenya and Nigeria.