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NIC Bank donates towards drought response

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The National Industrial Credit (NIC) Bank has donated Ksh. 1 million towards the Kenya Red Cross Society drought appeal kitty.

The donation ceremony that took place on 17 May 2017 at NIC Headquarters entailed 50% donations from the NIC Bank staff who contributed Ksh. 500,000 and a top up of the same amount by the bank.

To receive the donation on behalf of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was the Secretary General, Dr. Abbas Gullet who expressed his gratefulness for the efforts and sacrifice that had been put into place to raise the money.

“The drought is still a major problem despite the rains being experienced in parts of the country. Experts warn that the rainy season may be short hence we do need to carry on with drought interventions, as well as think of more sustainable ways of drought mitigation,” said Dr. Gullet.

The drought appeal launched by the KRCS has attracted several well-wishers and partners who continue to extend a helping hand through cash support, food stuff donations and non-food items.

“We are glad to be of assistance to the Kenya Red Cross Society as they implement multiple interventions in areas affected by the drought,“ added Mr. John Gachora, General Manager, NIC.