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Bharti Airtel to invest $190m to grow its Kenyan operations

by Sam Wakoba
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The Bharti Enterprises Chairman and CEO Sunil Bharti Mittal yesterday morning met with and briefed Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta on Airtel’s solid investment in Kenya for over the last five years.

The firm said it had invited a total of over 25 billion Kenya Shillings (USD250 million) Investment in the country and has planned to invest Kenya Shillings 19 Billion (USD 190 Million) in Kenya in the next 3 years.

Mr. Mittal was on a routine visit across Africa where the telco operates looking into leadership and development matters.

As one of the largest investors on the continent, Airtel says its committed to Africa and is investing more money and skills into the market. The firm has offered support for Digital Learning Programme and will provide FREE connectivity to the internet for the trial period of the project starting this month.

Airtel has also provided free internet to over 197 schools and 250,000 students across the country with plans to reach 1million by the end of 2016. This program inspires success in students through free access to the internet, enhancing learning opportunities. The program was recently launched by the Cabinet Secretary, ICT Joe Mucheru in Machakos.

The two leaders also discussed various opportunities for Airtel to partner with the Government in development projects including Youth employment and enterprise development.

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