Kenyans pay Sh75,000 to meet TD Jakes

American televangelist Thomas Dexter Jakes Senior, better known as TD Jakes, arrived in the country for the SOAR Africa Leadership and Entrepreneurship summit.

Planners of the event say the inaugural SOAR Africa Leadership and Entrepreneurship Summit includes an exclusive fireside chat with Bishop TD Jakes on September 5, followed by a full-day conference on September 6

The SOAR Africa Leadership and Entrepreneurship summit will cost VIP delegates Sh50,000 while those with neither the VVIP or VIP status will pay Sh25,000.

“The VVIP tickets which goes for Sh 75,000 have already been sold out but the VIP are still available,” said Ms Edna Kiarie from a public relations firm contracted for the summit. It seems a section of Kenyans would not mind since all the VVIP tickets to TD Jakes’ event have been sold out.


Speaking at the SOAR Africa press briefing at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel Nairobi on Thursday, TD Jakes said that he was delighted to be part of the summit, the first of its kind in the region.

“As a CEO of TD Jakes Enterprise, I understand the importance of business, how to do it and how to survive best so as to enhance our lifestyles beyond spirituality,” he said.

He noted that the summit was coincidental to his recently launched book called SOAR which has been on top charts for more than a year.

“I have also authored a book called Soar and the book centred around entrepreneurship was inspired by realisation we are suffering not only spiritually but practically,” he said.

KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua Oigara said the summit is the beginning of a new movement that will change and bring on board new kind of leaders. Mr Oigara noted that solutions to most of the world problems will come from a younger mind.


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