The Kenyan government is doing everything to help its people especially during this difficult time of COVID-19 that has brought about an economic crisis. Various employees have stopped working while those who are self-employed have encountered a massive challenge in their various industries since the outbreak of the virus.
The government of Kenya led by President Uhuru Kenyatta had however allocated funds to help various groups of people in the society. Amongst these people there were the vulnerable members of the society and the artists who were allocated Ksh 2 billion and 100 million respectively.
The government of Kenya has already started the distribution of funds to these people. In an interview held at a local radio station on 16th April, Kenyan well-known artist Khaligraph Jones a.k.a Papa Jones revealed that he has already received a total of Ksh 3,000 from the government.
Khaligraph Jones who is one of the most successful and top artists in Africa has also proposed for the money to continue being issued to those artists who are committed to the industry and according to the amount of work, one has done in the industry.
The government has also reduced the tax rates to the people of Kenya and further urged the landlords not to take advantage of their tenants but instead waiver rents for them until this global crisis is over. The government has also pleaded with KPLC not to disconnect power from their customers during this time that everyone is doing everything to protect themselves against COVID-19.