President William Ruto on Wednesday hosted American billionaire, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, for a meeting at State House, Nairobi.

At the meeting, Gates revealed plans to establish Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s regional headquarters in Nairobi in a bid to tackle issues related to ICT, health and agriculture.

Dr Ruto lauded the foundation that the billionaire co-chairs with his former wife Melinda for supporting various initiatives touching on enhancing healthcare and agriculture in Kenya.

Gates landed in Kenya on Tuesday for several engagements relating to his foundation and started off with a trip to Makueni County and was hosted by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior.

While in Makueni, the 67-year-old tech entrepreneur, who is also a software developer, investor and author, held a meeting with area medics and community health volunteers.

He is set to be hosted for a Town Hall meeting at the University of Nairobi on Thursday morning to give a talk on Innovating for Food Security and Climate Change in Africa.