Kenya COVID Fund will get Ksh.3.7B in donations –

Kenya COVID Fund gets Ksh.3.7B in donations

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board has obtained donations totaling Ksh. 3.7billion.

Ksh. 3.2billion was obtained by the committee in money whereas Ksh. 500million in sort.

Board Chairperson of the Kenya COVID Fund Jane Karuku stated the committee will procure Private Protecting Gear (PPEs) within the coming days that will probably be distributed to key well being facilities and counties on a necessity foundation.

Saturday’s donations had been from the Kenya Affiliation of Producers (KAM), Academics Service Fee (TSC), Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), Naivas Grocery store, Kenya Tea Improvement Authority (KTDA), Financial institution Of Baroda and Kikuyu Council of Elders.

KAM has additionally distributed meals packs to over 1000 communities and over 500 sweaters to kids’s houses in Nakuru.

“That is solely a part of the broader initiatives being undertaken by the Affiliation together with county-based initiatives to supply water services and PPEs to frontline staff,” stated KAM Chairman Sachen Gudka.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board on Monday, March 30, 2020. The President commissioned the Board on April 2, 2020.

The principal goal of the Fund is to mobilize assets for an emergency response in the direction of containing the unfold, results and impression of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The assets search to assist the federal government’s efforts within the provide of medical services and gear and assist for susceptible communities with their fast wants, together with meals.

Members of the Board are Mr. Michael Joseph (Board Member Safaricom PLC and Chairman Kenya Airways); Mr. Wachira Waruru (MD Royal Media Companies); Dr. James Mwangi (MD and CEO Fairness Group); Mr. Joshua Oigara (CEO Kenya Business Financial institution Group); Dr. Narendra Raval (Chairman Devki Metal Mills); Mr. Jeremy Awori (CEO Absa Financial institution Kenya); Mr. Mohammed Hersi (Chairman Kenya Tourism Federation); Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga (CEO Kenya Affiliation of Producers); Dr. Fred Matiang’i (CS Inside and Coordination of Nationwide Authorities); Wycliffe A. Oparanya (Chairman, Council of Governors and Governor Kakamega County) and Mr. Kennedy W. Kihara (PAS Assistant Secretary to the Cupboard).

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