Baringo Man Opens Up on State House Visit After Video Call With Uhuru

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on a phonecall in October, 2019.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on a phone call in October 2019.
  • Baringo resident Amkija Karanja was among lucky Kenyans who got to video chat with President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of mobile internet service via Google Loon technology in the county on July 8.

    Speaking on his experience after a chat with the Head of State, Karanja noted that he was looking forward to meeting Uhuru and even touring State House, Nairobi.

    "The president promised that he would see us soon and government officials took my number, I would not mind going to State House. I'm more than willing to meet the president," he stated on July 9.

    Baringo resident Amkija Karanja addressing journalists on July 9, 2020.
    Baringo resident Amkija Karanja addressing journalists on July 9, 2020.

    He added that the conversation caught him by surprise and he felt slightly intimidated while speaking to the president.

    Karanja revealed that he gained recognition immediately after speaking with Uhuru as he received numerous phone calls from people who had seen him chatting with the head of state.

    "In the evening of the videocall, I received many other calls from all over the country and also internationally. I'm grateful, the conversation was fruitful," he stated.

    During the video call, President Uhuru stated that loon technology would allow residents to conduct their business on the internet platform.

    "You can sell your honey all over the world with the availability of internet and create jobs for people there," he stated.

    The president also had a video call with ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru where he requested the minister to bring back honey on his way back.

    "Bring honey, Baringo honey is probably the best in the world, God bless you young men and I wish you all the success, let us continue working together," noted the president.

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