The Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund has raised Ksh. 1.2 billion towards containing the spread, impacts and effect of coronavirus in the nation.
The Fund’s administrator Jane Karuku on Tuesday offered thanks to corporates, establishments, strict organizations and people saying they have energetically ventured forward to give to the store.
“The Board set out on its command and I am glad to report that the help and altruism towards this activity has been exceptionally reassuring,” she said.
“The board might want to offer its most profound thanks for the help and generosity that the store keeps on getting from Kenyans from varying backgrounds. We might want to urge more Kenyans to give to the reserve as we as a whole work together to conquer this test,” she included.
Of the total Ksh1,288,068,950 donated to the Fund, Ksh 917,768,950 was in cash donations while the remaining Ksh 370,300,000 was in material resources (food and non-food items).
Giant telco, Safaricom tops the list of donors with the biggest contributions having donated Sh200 million. Safaricom is also set to roll out free internet bundles and airtime package for health workers.
KCB and The National Treasury contributed Ksh 150 million each, followed by NCBA and Cooperative Bank with Sh100 million each.
The list also includes Absa bank (Sh50 million), First Chartered Securities (Sh25 million), Citi Bank Kenya (Sh21.3 million), Devki Group (Sh20 million), UBA Bank (Sh15 million), Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (Sh15 million), BAT Kenya PLC (Sh10.6 million), Chandaria Foundation (Sh10 million), Eco Bank (Sh10 million), Sanlam Investments East Africa Ltd (Sh8 million) and WPP Scangroup Limited (Sh5 million).
Media Owners Association contributed Sh150 million worth of airtime, Hindu Council gave food supplies worth Sh100 million, Devki Group donated oxygen supply worth Sh100 million, Capwel and Naivas gave food supply worth Sh20 million each.
The Board affirmed that the donations will be used to back the government’s efforts in the supply of medical facilities and equipment and support for vulnerable communities.