VIVO ENERGY KENYA DONATES KSHS 2 MILLION TO KENYA DEFENCE FORCES TOWARDS THE ERECTION OF A MONUMENTS IN HONOUR OF FALLEN SOLDIERS IN SOMALIA
Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Gen Julius Karangi receives a Kshs. 2 millions dummy cheque from Vivo Kenya Managing Director Polycarp Igathe at Defence Headquaters on 9th October 2013.
Vivo Energy Kenya, a shell Licensee on 9th October 2013 donated Kshs 2 Million to the Kenya Defence Forces through the flagship banner of Shell Diesel extra. The 2 Million shillings cheque was received by Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, Gen (Dr.) Julius Karangi from Vivo Energy-Kenya Managing Director, Mr. Polycarp Igathe.
The company which distributes and markets shell-branded fuels and lubricants donated the funds in honour of the fallen soldiers since KDF onslaught in Somalia. The donation will help erect a monument for fallen soldiers in the line of duty in Somalia.
Speaking during the ceremony held at Defence Headquarters in Nairobi, Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director Mr. Igathe congratulated and saluted all KDF soldiers who took part in the operation in Somalia and noted its benefits to the business.
The KDF operation in Somalia proved immensely successful and resulted in reduction of piracy cases in the Indian Ocean thus increasing the shipment of petroleum and consequently reducing shipping cost due to shipping lines reducing the security surcharge.
Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Gen Julius Karangi, Senior military Officers and Vivo Energy personnel at Defence Headquarters conference hall on 9th October 2013