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Menengai Oil Refineries to step up on coronavirus fight in the country

Menengai Oil Refineries to step up on coronavirus fight in the country

Menengai Oil Refineries Limited (MORL) has announced plans to step up the production of soap and hand sanitizers to ensure that there is enough to supply the whole country in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company announced plans to continue steering the fight against the virus when Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui paid a visit to the factory. They donated cartons of Menengai Cream bar soap, Kibuyu bar soap, Top Fry vegetable oil and Somo cooking oil to the Governor for him to issue to the less fortunate Kenyans during this difficult period.

Mr. Nishil Sanghrajka, the refinery’s General Manager said they will continue to lend a helping hand during this trying times of the pandemic.

“We heed the call by the government to come forward as corporates to support the fight against the coronavirus. We will continue to stand at the forefront to help those in need which is our current focus now.” Said Sanghrajka.

Mr. Nishil (left) hands over a carton of Menengai Cream bar soap to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui (right) during the visit. Looking on is Mr. Osiemo (centre )

 Governor Kinyajui acknowledged Menengai Oil Refineries coming forward and called up the members of the public to live up to the underlying measures put in place by the government in order to defeat the virus.

 “We encourage Menengai Oil Refineries for embracing innovation in order to continue their operations in the wake of this pandemic.”

This is the second round of support the MORL has come forth with, after it donated among others, 1,600 cartons of Menengai Cream soap and Kibuyu Bar Soap to the Kenya Red Cross and Nakuru County government on March 31, 2020.

According to the statement released, the company said it was “to help compliment the efforts by Kenya Red Cross to curb the spread if Covid-19 pandemic and specifically in low income areas as well as the vulnerable people across the country.”

Since the country reported the first case of the coronavirus, 343 cases have been registered So far, 14 deaths and 98 recoveries.

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