The European Investment Bank and the European Commission delegation in Kenya have pledged a total of EUR 7,000 (equivalent to approximately Ksh 670,000) as a contribution towards humanitarian assistance to the thousands of Kenyans who were forced from their homes in the post-election violence, which resulted in the loss of almost 1,000 lives and the displacement of over 350,000 persons.
The donation, made on the 9th of May, the European Union's day of regional unity, will be provided to the Kenya Red Cross for the provision of basic humanitarian needs such as water, sanitation, medical supplies and food to the estimated 140,000 or so Kenyans who today still live in some 136 tented camps around the country.
The EIB and the European Commission Delegation also wish to thank those European and joint venture private sector companies that, as European partners in Kenya, have also pledged support for this cause through cash and other donations. These are Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss, KLM, Celtel, Safaricom, SDV Transami, Schenker Logistics, Commercial Bank of Africa, KK Security, Home Boyz and AGS Frasers. The total amount raised at the event by all contributors reached 12,800 Euros (Ksh 1,225,000).
Press contacts: Wairimu Njuguna - Press & Information, EC Delegation to Kenya
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