More than Sh1.2 billion has been donated o the Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund as the country fights the virus.

Safaricom leads, having donated Sh200 million, followed by KCB and The National Treasury at Sh150 million.

NCBA and Cooperative Bank each donated Sh100 million.

Others include Absa bank (Sh50 million), First Chartered Securities (Sh25 million), Citi Bank Kenya (Sh21.3 million), Devki Group (Sh20 million), UBA Bank (Sh15 million), Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (Sh15 million), BAT Kenya PLC (Sh10.6 million), Chandaria Foundation (Sh10 million), Eco Bank (Sh10 million), Sanlam Investments East Africa Ltd (Sh8 million) and WPP Scangroup Limited (Sh5 million).

The Media Owners Association, Hindu Council of Kenya, Devki Group, Capwel Industries and Naivas Supermarket also made donations in kind.

MOA gave airtime worth Sh150 million, the Hindu Council gave food supplies worth Sh100 million, Devki Group gave oxygen supply worth Sh80 million, Capwel gave food supply worth Sh20 million as did Naivas.

Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund chairperson Jane Karuku on Tuesday said the donations will be utilised to support the government’s efforts in the supply of medical facilities and equipment and support for vulnerable communities.