The World Bank is set to release sh8 billion to aid Kenya in the management of coronavirus. The facilitation will also assist Kenya in combating the locust menace.
World Bank made the announcement on Monday, hours after Kenyan government officials confirmed 2 new cases. The new cases bring the figure to 3 of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya.
“The World Bank Group is making available an initial package of $12 billion in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic impacts of the global outbreak. This financing is designed to help member countries take effective action to respond to, and, where possible, lessen the tragic impacts posed by COVID-19,” said the bank in a statement published on their website.
Of the committed amount, Sh6.2 billion will directly go towards alleviating the effects of COVID-19.