Friday June 12, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto played host to European Union (EU) Ambassador to Kenya, Simon Mordue, yesterday at his Karen office where he received a Ksh22.2 billion donation on behalf of the Kenyan Government.
The two leaders held talks hinged on Kenya’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the most effective way in which they could partner to curb the spread of the virus in the country.
“Kenya appreciates the Ksh22.2 billion assistance extended by the EU in efforts to combat COVID19 disease, cushion the vulnerable and assist flood victims in different parts of the country.”
“The support is a pointer of true partnership and nourishes further our cordial relationship,” DP Ruto stated after the meeting.
“Thank you William Ruto for the opportunity to cover the full range of our relationship from the Covid-19 response and our development partnership to our economic and trade relations and the Kenya-EU strategic partnership,” Ambassador Mordue stated in response.
The EU had on the same day launched a nationwide safety net project to assist 80,000 Kenyan families affected by the Covid19 pandemic.
“What we are trying to do here is support the households with direct cash transfers.”
“This gives families freedom to purchase what they need and allows them to do so with dignity,” the Ambassador added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST