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Kenyans react to costly dinner with televangelist TD Jakes at Nairobi summit

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Strive Masiyiwa and American televangelist Thomas Dexter(TD) Jakes Sr, will grace a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Nairobi Kenya as key speakers. The summit which will be running for three days has been organized by Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) will be taking place at Kasarani Indoor Arena, Nairobi in September, this year. Other speakers include KCB CEO Joshua Oigara and head of Facebook Africa Nunu Ntshingilia.

The SOAR Africa leadership summit provides a platform where leaders and entrepreneurs have conversations on the economic progress of the continent. Most targeted are leaders in business, government, academia and key decision-makers from the public and private sector.

The charges are in three categories. The first category is for the ordinaries. It entails non-reserved sitting in the conference, two tea breaks, lunch, soft drinks and parking lot. This will cost you Sh25,000.

The second category is for the V.I.P. Here you will get a VIP treatment, soft drinks, two tea breaks and lunch all at the VIP section. Other advantages here include mingling with who and who and parking in VIP parking area. This will cost you Sh50,000.

The last category is for the VVIP which includes exclusive dinner with TD Jakes, Masihiwa and other guests at Kempinski Hotel. This comes at a cost of Sh75,000 only.

It’s these packages that has triggered reactions of Kenyans.

“With all the wealth he already has why is he still charging a fee?? And what is he going to preach that Christians haven’t heard of yet?” Rimstad

“So everyone paying 75k to look at them and to listen to them will become what after listening? 🤔” Razwana

“75000 is equals to almost 750 dollars, now I know why they are running to africa! As for me, I’m not boarding 😰” Naomi

“Bishop T.D Jakes makes a lot of sense to me and I’m not even religious. I’d pay if I could afford to.” La Zizi

“It’s not expensive, you’re just not the target market!! From Pastors to ‘motivational speakers’, they know the crowd they want around them. They want business networking that’ll pay off… Do you think they’re here to motivate you from that ka SME of yours? Of what value will you be to them? I’d rather go spoil some kids in a children’s home with that 75k!!!! Lubbish!” Myra

“These are the rich pasters from US, they can’t help you when your people were dying of hunger but are happy to charge you 75k even though majority of average Kenyans earn a minimum wage of 100 Bob per day , people are so blinded by religion , they will preach to you about Jesus , sure 😀” Monicah

“Motivational speakers bore me to death. Kwanza hii yenye iko coupled​ up na “God wants to bless you” heri niskize lamba Lolo on repeat” Katherine

“I cannot finance somebody’s botox appointments while I’m drastically aging from stress.” Sasha

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