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Co-op Bank support government move to fight COVID-19

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The bank contributed Kshs. 100 million to the National Emergency Response Fund, which the government has set aside to aid in the fight against the pandemic.

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd. Managing Director and CEO Mr. Gideon Muriuki briefs the press on March 25 2009. Where he unveiled the Co-op Bank's grand entry into stockbrocking business.CHRIS OJOW

Co-operative bank has joined hands with the government in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press statement send to news room on Monday, April 6, 2020 the banks Chief Executive Officer Gideon Muriuki said the pandemic has posed a bigger crisis to the country, especially in need to source critical life-saving medical supplies, which have run short in the global supply.

The bank contributed Kshs. 100 million to the National Emergency Response Fund, which the government has set aside to aid in the fight against the pandemic.

Mr. Muriuki said the kitty gives all Kenyans and the entire community, an opportunity to offer their much needed support in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic.

He added that the bank appreciates the move by president Uhuru Kenyatta, which has rallied the whole country to come together in the fight against the virus.

“The Board of Directors and Staff of Co-operative Bank is honoured to support with a contribution of Kshs.100 million, preferable to be allocated to the purchase of critical ventilators,” said the CEO.

Ventilators are critical medical equipment which plays a big role in the fight against COVID-19, However, their supply globally has reduced due to increasing cases of the disease, and reduced cross-boarder movements.

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