Operationalisation of the Kenya COVID-19 Fund

MEDIA STATEMENT

On Monday, March 30, 2020, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board. The principal object of the Fund is to mobilise resources for an emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The President commissioned the Board on April 2, 2020.

The Board has commenced its mandate and, following wide-ranging consultations with relevant stakeholders, the Board has identified its immediate priorities. These are to support the government’s efforts in the supply of medical facilities and equipment and support for
vulnerable communities with their immediate needs, including food.

The Board will fulfil its mandate with the utmost transparency and good corporate governance. The Board will make public all contributions and expenditure regularly. For accountability, the Board is working with professional services firms PwC Kenya, Deloitte Kenya and EY Kenya who are providing pro-bono assurance services.

The Board is fully aware of the challenging economic times that Kenyans are facing arising from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, the Board will reach out primarily to corporate entities, development partners and multinational institutions for their
contributions to the Fund.

The support and goodwill towards this initiative have so far been very encouraging. Any person who may wish to donate to the Fund can send their contributions to:

Account Name: Kenya COVID-19 Fund
Account Number: 2042554653
Bank Name: Absa Bank Kenya PLC
Branch: Absa Towers
Branch Code: 077
Swift Code: BARCKENX
or
MPESA Paybill: 999000
Account Number: Name of organisation or individual

Enquiries may be sent to

chair@kenyacovidfund.co.ke or secretariat@kenyacovidfund.co.ke.

Let’s work together to save lives.

Jane Karuku
Chairperson
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board