Traders who made millions from Covid supplies

A Kenya Airports Authority worker looks on as a consignment of medical equipment donated by Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations is offloaded from a plane at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 24.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • First, Kenya received Sh78.3 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address the pandemic.
  • The European Union topped this up with an additional Sh7.5bn in form of grants.

  • In just under 60 days, Kenya had already secured Sh223 billion as part of its Covid-19 war chest.

Some business people chattered planes to China to physically fly in Covid-19 medical supplies.

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