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Kenya to receive medical equipment worth Sh1bn from Japan


The governments of Kenya and Japan have signed exchange notes for quick disbursement of about Sh1.3 billion.  

A statement from the Embassy of Japan to Kenya says of the amount, Japan will provide medical equipment worth Sh1 billion in grant aid.  

Through the grant, Japan will provide medical equipment to more than 10 hospitals around the country.  

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“This assistance will support the provision of health care services in the fight against the pandemic. The medical equipment includes vital appliances for the treatment of COVID-19 such as hospital beds and X-ray machines,” the statement from the embassy says.  

The rest, about Sh240 million, will be used in the project for Human Resource Development Scholarship. This is in line with the Japanese government’s wish of contributing to increase education opportunities for the Kenyan youth at universities in Japan for master-level or doctor-level education.  

“Those who enjoy this programme are expected to become key players in building a better future for the country and in further promoting our bilateral relationship.” 

“Today’s Exchange of Notes is not only for containing COVID-19 in Kenya, but also for Kenya’s economic and social development during and even after this pandemic,” Katsumi Naomitsu, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan said in the statement.  

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