Mombasa (Kenya), 30 October 2020 - Through Eni Kenya, in partnership with the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK), in September 2020 we handed over a donation of 1,540 surgical facemasks and 7,000 half-litre bottles of hand sanitizers to the County Commissioners of Mombasa and Kwale Counties respectively. This donation will be distributed to the local communities, with a specific target of vulnerable families/households, youth and health workers.
This continued exercise is aimed at complementing measures currently being implemented by the National Government and County Governments to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya. In addition, Eni Kenya, through NOCK, in July 2020 successfully delivered 4,000 pieces of re-usable facemasks and 4,500 half-litre bottles of hand sanitizers to the Kwale County Commissioner. These were then distributed to vulnerable families within the County as well as issued out to over 2,000 youths recently recruited by the National Government under the National Hygiene Program (NHP) dubbed ‘Kazi Mtaani’ sanctioned by the President of the Republic of Kenya.
The programme, while ensuring cleaner environments as a way of averting the spread of Covid-19, aims to create job opportunities for vulnerable youth from informal settlements whose daily work has been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. The second phase of this activity, started in October 2020, include the donation of 50 foot/pedal-operated handwashing units and 480 half-litre bottles of hand sanitizers, distributed and placed at various public areas in the Counties and Sub-Counties, administration offices and other strategic local areas for use by members of the public as a measure on curbing the spread of Covid-19: hand washing offers a sustainable option also for helping to alleviate other hygiene-related systemic diseases.