President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto’s KICC offices will used by the national COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds Board for three months, the Head of State has directed.
The Board will be charged with managing resources raised from the recently announced pay cuts in both the national and county governments and other contributions such as donations from corporates and individuals.
The 10-member team led by East African Breweries Managing Director Jane Karuku was put together by the President and will also rally Kenyans together in raising resources that will support government efforts to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, April 1, Uhuru chaired the first meeting of the board and assured them of his full support in managing the virus given the number of cases keep rising daily and now stand at 81 confirmed.
“President Kenyatta applauded medical professionals across the country who are working extra hard to save lives as well as all state and non-state agencies involved in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus,” a statement by State House read.