Qatar adds Sh25 million Covid-19 donations to Kenya

Qatar Ambassador Jabor bin Ali Al-Dosari hands over donations to Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba/MFA

Kenya on Friday August 14 received medical supplies worth Sh25 million from Qatar towards the fight against Covid-19.

The supplies include 30 ICU beds, three ICU ventilators with humidifiers, 10 suction machine, 10 cardiac monitors, 5,100 PPE overalls, 3,500 face shield, 6,250 N95 masks, 200 infrared thermometers and 200 5ltr alcohol sanitiser.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said most of the items are made in Kenya.

The donations were handed over by Qatar Ambassador Jabor bin Ali Al-Dosari and received by Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba.

“Qatar is a great friend of Kenya and we are pleased many of the supplies were procured locally,” Ababu said.

This is among the recent donations from Kenya’s diplomatic friends.

On August 12, Kenya also received medical supplies worth Sh26 million from the government of India, which were presented by the country’s mission Chargé d’affaires Ashish Sinh.

On July 29, Kenya received assortment of Covid-19 mitigation supplies worth Sh101m from China, which were presented at KEMSA HQ by Chargé d ‘Affaires Zhao Xiyuan.

On July 27, Kenya also received donations worth Sh26 million from Slovakia and these included testing kits, PPE, respirators, sanitizer, clothing and shoes.

The donations, however, arrive at a time when the government has been accused of misusing Covid-19 cash and loss of donations, particularly those from Jack Ma.

Ma’s care package had 100,000 face masks and 20,000 testing kits, which arrived at JKIA on March 24.

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