Supermarket chain,Tuskys, in efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, has announced its partnership with Sendy to facilitate home deliveries for their customers.
Sendy is a logistics startup that offers services for e-commerce, enterprise, and freight delivery. It currently has offices in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The move will see Tuskys customers make purchases of groceries from the comfort of their homes and have them delivered to their doorsteps hence avoiding crowded areas.
The program will later be rolled out to all outlets in line with the retailers growth strategy.
Kenya has put in place a raft of measures since reporting its first case on Friday – that of a 27-year-old woman who flew in from the US via London.
— K24 TV (@K24Tv) March 17, 2020
Tuskys Chief Executive Officer Dan Githua through a statement to newsrooms said their outlets have witnessed an influx in the number of customers but assured that there are adequate supplies at standard prices.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we wish to assure the public that the panic is unnecessary. We have engaged with our suppliers and received firm commitments that we shall continue receiving necessary supplies at the standard prices,” he said.
He dispelled fears that commodity prices maybe increased soon or worse still, that they can run out of essential commodities.
On Friday, CAK issued a statement, warning retailers against taking advantage of coronavirus to hoard goods or hike prices.
The Authority ordered Cleanshelf to contact and refund all the consumers who purchased the 960 pieces of the Tropical brand hand sanitizers above the usual selling price and submit evidence to support the same by March 26.
The country is in a partial lock-down after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the closure of schools, and imposed sweeping travel restrictions.
The government on Monday evening, March 16, announced that it was closely monitoring 17 possible cases of the Coronvirus(Covid-19).