Co-op Bank has pledged a contribution of Sh 150 million for the President’s hunger fundraising appeal to support families affected by the historic drought that is ravaging various parts of the country.
Speaking, Coop bank CEO and Managing Director Gideon Muriuki said that the bank will be at the forefront in helping Kenyans to overcome the current situation in the Country.
“Co-op Bank wishes to join other Kenyans and indeed the global community of goodwill in fully supporting the fundraising appeal initiated by His Excellency the President, with a key contribution of Sh150 million,” Co-op Bank chief executive officer Gideon Muriuki said.
The bank has a rich history of helping Kenyans in case of a national crisis. In 2020, the Co-operative Bank of Kenya donated Sh100 million to the private sector-led Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund which was set up to gather resources for fighting the spread and impact of the virus.
First lady Rachel Ruto recently challenged Kenyans to pray and donate the food they would have missed to those affected by the drought.
She said that Kenyans should remain united and support those in need as the government still continue distributing the relief foods.
Recently, deputy president Rigathi Gachagua distributed food to Kajiado County where he also rallied the people of good will to help.