By Annette Amondi
Kenyan rapper King Kaka will lift the Kenyan flag at this year’s Goalkeepers event in New York hosted by Bill and Melinda Gates.
The Gates started the Goalkeepers annual event last year to propel the fight against poverty, inequality and disease.
The conference uses a crop of new leaders from different countries to come up with possible ways that would aid in the fight against some of the world’s most horrid challenges.
This year the conference will be held on the 25 and 26th of September, at Jazz,Lincoln Center in New York City, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly.
The speakers at this year’s Goalkeepers conference will be Kenya’s King Kaka who will share the platform with some notable names like Ed Sheeran, Trisha Shetty, Bill Gates, Aranya Johar, Graca Machel and David Sengeh.
An excited King Kaka took to social media to share his excitement at being picked as one of the delegates.
“Another win for Kenya, Very excited to be speaking at this year’s Goalkeepers alongside Trisha Shetty, Ed Sheeran, Bill Gates, Aranya Johar, Melinda Gates, Graca Machel, David Sengeh. New York see you in September.” He wrote
At the inaugural event in 2017, a diverse group of global leaders was welcomed for an inspiring day of data, stories and actions. Speakers included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama to Nobel Peace Prize winners Leymah Gbowee and Malala Yousafzai who all shared stories of bold leadership and innovative solutions that are driving progress on the Global Goals.