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

The principal objective of the Fund is to mobilise resources for an emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources seek 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 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 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.

Focus Areas of the fund

1. Supply of medical facilities and equipment; and
2. Support for vulnerable communities with their immediate needs, including food.

Statement by Chairperson

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.

Jane Karuku

The board members

Ms. Jane W. Karuku

Ms. Jane W. Karuku

Chairperson, Kenya COVID-19 Fund

Managing Director, Kenya Breweries Limited

Mr. Michael Joseph

Mr. Michael Joseph

Board Member, Safaricom PLC

Chairman, Kenya Airways

Mr. Wachira Waruru

Mr. Wachira Waruru

Managing Director, Royal Media Services

Dr. James Mwangi

Dr. James Mwangi

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Equity Group

Mr. Joshua Oigara

Mr. Joshua Oigara

CEO, Kenya Commercial Bank Group

Dr. Narendra Raval

Dr. Narendra Raval

Chairman, Devki Steel Mills

Mr. Jeremy Awori

Mr. Jeremy Awori

CEO, Absa Bank Kenya

Mr. Mohammed Hersi

Mr. Mohammed Hersi

Chairman, Kenya Tourism Federation

Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga

Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga

CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Dr. Fred Matiang’i, EGH

Dr. Fred Matiang’I, EGH

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Hon. FCPA Wycliffe A. Oparanya EGH, CGJ

Hon. FCPA Wycliffe A. Oparanya EGH, CGJ

Chairman, Council of Governors

Governor, Kakamega County

Mr. Kennedy W. Kihara, CBS

Mr. Kennedy W. Kihara, CBS

Principal Administrate Secretary

Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet