NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-Kenyan Media houses have donated a total sum of Ksh150 Million towards the fight against the novel coronavirus in the country.
Media Owners Association (MOA) chairman, Wachira Waruru disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday 21 April, 2020.
According to Waruru, the association consist of 15 media houses and they have agreed to donate Ksh10 million each in the form of advertisements to drive awareness campaigns aimed at curbing the spread of the pandemic.
Waruru has been quoted by Citizen TV saying: “The Kenyan media has been at the forefront of reporting about COVID-19 and driving public awareness campaigns aimed at curbing the spread of the pandemic.
“The campaigns have mainly consisted of content generated by individual media houses and public service announcements carried in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Communications Authority (CA)”.
The COVID-19 emergency Fund that was formulated by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, April 1, has disclosed that it has also raised a sum of Ksh 1.2billion so far and it will fully utilize the contribution made by media houses in the country.
Some of the Media houses that have contributed toward the fight against the pandemic are Royal Media Services Limited, Standard Group PLC, Nation Media Group, Capital Group Limited, Ebru Africa Limited, Family Media Limited, Kass Media Group Limited, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Media 7 Group, MediaMax Network Limited, Radio 44, Radio Africa Group, Switch TV, Three Stones Media Limited and TV 47.
Kenya has a total of 296 recorded cases with 14 reported deaths as of 21 April, 2020.