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.