The Co-operative Bank of Kenya becomes the first corporate institution to act by donating 100 million to the COVID-19 emergency fund to fight the ravaging pandemic. The contribution is expected to support the sourcing of critical life-saving medical supplies and equipment, especially ventilators.
In a letter released to media houses, Group Managing Director & CEO, Dr. Gideon Muriuki is recognizant of the fact that it’s a critical moment for our country, Kenya. He tagged the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as the biggest crisis of our time, particularly in the effort to source critical life-saving medical supplies and equipment, like ventilators that are in short supply globally.
Dr. Muriuki further appreciates the gallant efforts of H.E. The President, Uhuru Kenyatta, in leading the fight from the front and rallying the country to come together as one.
The appointment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Committee to mobilize resources for the fight gives all Kenyans and indeed the entire community of goodwill the opportunity to offer their much-needed support.
The Group’s CEO further made a passionate appeal to other corporate institutions and Kenyans of goodwill to join hands and support the most worthy once-in-a-generation global fight against a common enemy.
We shall overcome; Psalm 91:1-4