Kenyatta noted that if it were not for a simple mobile phone, Julius Yego would not have nurtured his career.
Yego’s performance at the Birmingham IAAF championships was not only an African record and IAAF Diamond League record, but it was also the best throw in the world since 2006.
He further noted the importance of creating a conducive environment for business to flourish saying youth needed to be empowered to come up with innovations that will solve the country’s problems.
“The youthful sons and daughters of Africa are our incredible resource as they are creating a new future in which their innovation and curiosity will transform the world,” he added.
Kenyatta said time had come to shed the tag associated with Africa as being one of despair and indignity stating that it was the world’s newest and most promising frontier of limitless opportunity.
“This continent, does not claim perfection – but we can claim progress. Africa is open and ready for business,” he said.