Uhuru Ditches Security to Join Drummers in Performance [PHOTOS]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta joins drummers in playing a tune during the inauguration of the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi PSCU
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, joined a group of young drummers during their performance at the Afro-Asia FinTech Festival, held at the Kenya School of Monetary studies.

    President Kenyatta stepped out of the delegation of bodyguards, government officials and high-level statesmen, to grab the drum sticks and play alongside the performers.

    During his keynote address, Uhuru announced that the country has registered impressive successes, in the deployment of technological solutions, in various sectors of the economy. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta joins drummers in playing a tune during the inauguration of the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi

    The head of state called on Africa and Asia to work together to build more robust digital economies, adding that Kenya is open to working with other governments and private bodies, in leveraging innovations for technology-driven financial inclusion.

    “Africa is open for business and we urge you to join hands with us, in building a better and more prosperous world for all our people,” he spoke.

    The two-day financial technology (Fintech) conference, is the first of its kind globally and is jointly organized by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and brings together thousands of delegates from Africa and Asia.

    More than 20 Singaporean companies are part of the delegation from Singapore, led by Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

    Others who spoke at the summit included CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge and National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.

    Rotich cited that the iTax and e-Citizen platforms had greatly improved the efficiency of service delivery, in terms of time and the range of services offered.

    Besides the main conference, participants have an opportunity to visit exhibition booths by Kenyan and international companies, where several top-notch innovations are being showcased.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta joins drummers in playing a tune during the inauguration of the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi