President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday held a virtual meeting
with board members of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, to deliberate on
measures that will help curb the virus.
In a bid to fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the president directed the National Treasury on Monday to set up the
Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund.
The primary objective of the fund is to mobilize resources to
be used to contain the spread, effects, and impacts of the pandemic.
Here is a list of the board members.
1. 1.Kenya Breweries
Managing Director Jane W. Karuku to serve as the Chairperson
2. 2.Royal Media
Services MD Wachira Waruru
3. 3. Interim
Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph
4. 4. Equity
Group Managing Director Dr.James Mwangi
5. 5. Devki Group
Chairman Dr.Narendra Raval
6. 6. Kenya
Commercial Bank Group CEO Joshua Oigara
7. 7. Absa Bank
Managing Director Jeremy Awori
8. 8. Kenya
Tourism Fund Chairman Mohammed Hersi
9. 9. Kenya
Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga
10. PAS in the Office
of the President Kennedy W. Kihara to serve as the secretary
The president added that, “The Government of Kenya calls upon
all Kenyans, corporate entities both domestic and multinational, as well as
international development partners to support the national initiative. By doing
so, Kenya will be better able to successfully contain the spread, effects, and
impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our citizens.”