US-based BBC journalist Larry Madowo has earned praise Kenyans on social media after he interviewed American billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates.
Madowo spoke to the Microsoft Founder about the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in an exclusive interview aired on BBC TV and radio on Tuesday.
“Catch my interview with Bill Gates all day today across the BBC, on TV and radio, wherever you are in the world,” Madowo said in a Twitter post.
Madowo, who graduated with a Master’s in Business and Economics Journalism from Columbia University in May, is presently working as a US correspondent for BBC reporting on various matters including the Covid-19 situation.
Kenyans took to Twitter to commend Madowo for getting the rare opportunity to interview one of the richest persons on earth and being a good Kenyan ambassador abroad.
@DonQuix85296557 said: “@LarryMadowo is a lesson on getting out of your comfort zone, 5 yrs ago, he was at the top of his career interviewing Mustafa and prezzo on the happenings of Nairobi diaries. Now he is schmoozing with Bill Gates, a new high, what comes next?”
@ShadrArt_Okello wrote: “Woow! I don't know how I would feel, I would be thrilled to interview a Billionaire. Who has not only been on the list of fame because of money, but because of a heart, a philanthropic spirit that has massively left an impact in the lives of BILLION souls on the planet.”
@Emmylexxz quipped: “Watched it early this morning.... Brilliant.”
@TonyMurega tweeted: “You have curved your perfect niche in international journalism within such a short period Larry. Congratulations. You've conquered so much already & are a mentor to many. A trailblazer. Am inspired by you & happy for you. Keep the 🔥🔥 burning.”
@SangKip4 stated: “Bro This is Just Amazing. Hard work pays for Sure Just the Other Day you were here in Kenya. Doing small interviews Now you are doing it with World Moguls. Keep Going You are Inspirating Many especially The Youth. Upwards and Onwards 💪.”
@sukre_posted: “Can i get the exact prayer you used on God! I am done suffering.”