KenGen donates 20million towards Covid_19 emergency response fund

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 14:09 | By
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director, Mrs. Rebecca Miano (right), Chairperson of The Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, Ms Jane Karuku (left). Looking on (far right) is the Secretary to the Fund, Mr. Kennedy Kihara

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) PLC has donated sh.20 million towards the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Speaking when handing over the donation to the fund's board KenGen Managing Director, Rebecca Miano said that KenGen had joined hands with the Government and other stakeholders in offering economic and social support to the vulnerable community members across the country who have been impacted by COVID-19.

“As KenGen, we take this opportunity to thank the Government for establishing the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which has been instrumental in mobilizing resources towards containing the spread, effect and impact of Coronavirus disease,” she further said.

The company has also set aside an additional sh.10 million towards supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended hygiene efforts among community members living near its installations across the country.

The additional cash goes towards the purchase of hand sanitizers, liquid soaps, and water tanks.

Miano pointed out that the COVID-19 situation was challenging to many companies and individuals including KenGen, which she said had been forced to suspend a number of initiatives, but encouraged all organizations both public and private to make sacrifices especially at this time to help stop the spread of the disease.

“We must now stand out and reach out to those in need in a show of unity, patriotism, and empathy as a nation and give generously, you can donate your time, we have seen others donate resources, others their expertise, and others moral support including counseling,” she said.

Adding that “It is our prayer that many more organizations and individuals will come forward and contribute towards this noble cause,” she continued.

KenGen Foundation’s Managing Trustee, Anthony Igecha, who was also present called on Kenyans especially those in arid and semi-arid areas to take advantage of the ongoing rains and plant trees while observing the laid out measures of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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