Orange Kenya is providing high-speed internet connectivity to the Kenya Red Cross Emergency Response Centres to allow for reliable, effective and faster communication as part of the Westgate relief initiatives.
The centres are situated at the Visa Oshwal Centre, the Aga Khan and MP Shah Hospitals in Nairobi
In addition to internet connectivity, Orange has also set up a toll-free Orange Money account, “Orange CSR operational account” (Business No. 222222), to be used by its subscribers to make contributions towards those affected by the Westgate Mall hostage siege.
“These initiatives are part of our solidarity with Kenya and Kenyans as we try to cope with the challenges brought about by the terror attacks at the Westgate Shopping Mall last Saturday,” said Mickael Ghossein, chief executive officer (CEO) of Orange Kenya.
For the purpose of raising money in support of the victims of the Westgate siege, the Orange Money Bill Reference is “Westgate”.
HumanIPO reported earlier today more than KSh54.4 million (US$625,000) had been donated via Safaricom’s M-Pesa, while Airtel Kenya has set up a similar initiative through its own mobile money service.
An SMS confirming payment will be sent to the customer and regular updates on the contributions will be disseminated to the public.