KCB announces its contribution to COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 17:40 | By
KCB group chief executive and managing director Joshua Oigara. The group’s balance sheet expanded by 12 per cent to Sh764.3 billion. PD/ALICE MBURU

KCB Bank has contributed Sh150 million towards emergency interventions to cushion vulnerable citizens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will be channeled through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to support Kenyans during this crisis.

“We stand with the nation to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the related economic hardships faced by the communities in which we operate in,” KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua Oigara said.

“This pandemic is a new test of our collective strength and we must work together to address it. We are committed to play our part to support this initiative and complement the Government’s effort in empowering the most vulnerable in our midst,” said Mr. Oigara who is also a Board Member of the Fund Chaired by Jane Karuku.

The contribution is in addition to the other measures the Bank has taken to cushion the customer and other stakeholders against the raging impact of coronavirus.

These initiatives include a Sh20M donation to the Ministry of ICT in kind— public advertisement— to fund the public health campaign.

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