5,000 Muslim Families Set to Benefit from a partnership with Premier Bank Kenya and Zakat Kenya.
[Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday 23rd January 2024]
Premier Bank Kenya is elated to announce the signing of a partnership with Zakat Kenya to sponsor the annual “We Are One – Iftar Walk”. The initiative has been in existence since 2017 and has been able to support over 20,000 Muslim families in Kenya.
The initiative aligns with Premier Bank Kenya’s mission to provide progressive, ethical, banking solutions, prioritizing its customers while making sustainable economic contributions in communities across Africa.
Premier Bank Kenya’s CEO, Osman Dualle, stated, “This partnership represents a step forward in our ongoing efforts to give back to the communities that Premier Bank serves through providing Muslim families in Nairobi with food packages during the Holy month of Ramadan. We aim to feed 5,000 families, institutions, schools and the entire Islamic fraternity through this joint partnership. The Premier Bank Kenya team will also be participating in the walk to encourage physical fitness and endure wellness is incorporated into our lifestyles”.
Zakat Kenya’s Vice Chairman, Abdi Shakur Mohammed, expressed his excitement to kick offthe partnership with Premier Bank Kenya this year. “This initiative has been in existence for the past seven years and our main mandate is giving back to the Muslim community in Kenya. We thank Premier Bank Kenya for taking the initiative to join the cause and uplift the Muslim community.” He also added that, “Zakat Kenya believes that this partnership will help alleviate the Muslim community in light of the current tough economic times by providing food packages for families to enjoy during the holy month of Ramadan.”
The partnership will feature two major events:
- Iftar fun walk to fundraise for the 2024 Iftar program. The walk will be flagged off at Adams Masjid and Islamic Center and finish at Sir Ali Muslim club grounds on 25thFebruary 2024.
- Distribution of Iftar food packs to low income households before/on the first day of Ramadan.
Individuals and institutions interested in participating in the walk can register on the Zakat Kenya website and Premier Bank Kenya branches in Nairobi at Ksh.1,000.
The joint partnership between Premier Bank Kenya and Zakat Foundation seeks to advocate for healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages through sensitising and supporting initiatives that promote health and nutrition which contribute to sustainable and economic growth of Kenya.
The bank seeks to explore further CSR activities and initiatives contributing to sustainable development goals focusing on environmental sustainability, education and transformed economies later on in the year.
At Premier Bank Kenya, our aim is to strengthen our partnerships and business through provision of accessible, efficient and convenient banking solutions guided by Shariah banking principles.
For media inquiries or further information, please contact:
Marolyne Adalla Marketing & Communications – Lead Premier Bank Kenya
+254 728 778314
Communications and Media Officer
+254 706 050904
About Premier Bank:
Premier Bank is a leading Islamic banking institution dedicated to delivering innovative financial solutions that cater to the unique needs of individuals and businesses. With a strong emphasis on ethical practices and customer satisfaction, Premier Bank strives to be a driving force for positive change and prosperity across Africa.
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About Zakat Kenya:
Zakat Kenya, a registered organization under the Ministry of East Africa Community,Labor, and Social Protection, plays a vital role in collecting and distributing zakat payments from Muslims in Kenya. With a focus on transformative impact, the organization adheres to Quranic principles, channelling funds to the eight legally recognized groups of recipients. In its seven years of existence, Zakat Kenya has implemented many successful campaigns, positively impacting thousands of individuals across the country.
Beyond financial contributions, Zakat Kenya actively engages the community through its annual Iftar Fun Walk leading up to the month of Ramadan. This event not only fosters asense of unity and community but also serves a noble cause, providing Iftar to vulnerable Muslims and their families. Through its multifaceted approach, Zakat Kenya exemplifies a commitment to social responsibility and the well-being of those in need within the Kenyan Muslim community.For more information about Zakat Kenya, please visit our website.