The County Government of Laikipia plans to use more than Million as an effort to support the vulnerable families in the county and those that will be adversely affected by the debilitating effects of coronavirus pandemic.
The County has set aside KES. 100 Million for this kitty and an additional KES 10 Million, expected to be raised from the salary cuts of Senior Government officials.
The County is purposed to raise KES 154 Million through the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Committee that was unveiled by the Governor this week.
These funds shall be used to provide a Home Care Package consisting of food products and other essentials to about 40,000 households in Laikipia.
The county through the Laikipia Innovation Development program is also producing 4000 masks per day, which are being sold in wholesale and retail within the county and in other counties.
The county government has also started an initiative of providing Bodaboda riders with masks as a way of helping them comply with government directives on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Just two days ago, the Laikipia county government appointed a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Committee that is headed by James Mworia.
The committee will spearhead and coordinate activities in food, cash and any other support collection and distribution to the vulnerable across the county.