Saturday June 20, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto has said that he will support 5,000 small business enterprises that have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing small-scale entrepreneurs and Nairobi legislators at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi, Ruto said that he will give phased support in four months to avoid the spread of the virus and allow small investors to remain in business.
Ruto will be targeting car wash businesses, mechanics, matatu operators, laundry outlets, farmers and welders.
He said this will go a long way in complementing the Government’s economic stimulus program.
“Small businesses are vulnerable groups.”
“They include single ladies, single mothers, orphans, and youths who do not have the power to borrow from banks.”
“The pandemic has also affected them that much to use up to the last coin and they can’t run their businesses,” he said.
The DP also urged Kenyans to follow Government directives to reduce the spread of the contagion.
“I urge you to follow government directives such as social distancing, washing hands and putting on masks,”
“I also call upon you to protect those with preexisting conditions whose immunity is not strong to handle Covid-19,”he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST