41,000 people join Saccos in Kajiado County


By Isaac Lenkou The Kajiado County Government has disclosed that over 41,000 people have joined Co-operatives in the last three years. The Societies transaction total business worth Sh 470 million. “I commend efforts undertaken by Co-operatives to improve the livelihood of people in Kajiado County,” said Paul Ntiati, Deputy Governor, Kajiado County during the 94th Ushirika Day celebrations. According to ...

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Boresha Sacco targets Sh500 million in shares drive


By Jackson Okoth Boresha Sacco Society Limited with its headquarters in Eldama Ravine has begun selling shares to its members. The Society aims to raise a minimum of Sh500 million but has set a maximum target of Sh1 billion, depending on the response of its members. The exercise is aimed at raising share capital, develop more long term lending products, ...

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Kirinyaga Butchers feted for being Highest Savings rural Sacco


By Ken Ondieki Going by Kirinyaga Butchers Sacco Chairman, Christopher Muthigani, butchers are the most trusted people in the world. He is a firm believer in this and firmly believes that the only way for his Sacco is up. Thus, the Sacco’s prospects will soon hit the skies. The Sacco scooped the Rural Sacco with highest savings per member award ...

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Fertilizer plant boost for farmer cooperators


By Wasike Elvis Farmers in Uasin Gishu County who are members of cooperative societies will soon get fertilizer at a cheap price after a fertilizer production plant starts operations soon. Japan based Toyota Tshusho Company is setting up a Sh1.2 Billion fertilizer plant at Ngeria, and is set to start production early next month (August). Speaking after touring the plant ...

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Governor to revive Saccos


By Cornelius Kimbui Machakos County Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said he will revive Sacco societies. In a speech read on his behalf by the Chief Officer at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports Kennedy Auma, during celebrations to mark Ushirika Day, the Governor said there is a plan to make sure that Sacco societies in the County are ...

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Munya: Meru cradle of Co-op movement


By Titus Murithi Meru County has been described as the mother of the cooperative movement in Kenya. Addressing co operators during celebrations to mark the International Co-operatives Day (Ushirika Day), Meru Governor Peter Munya said the very first co-operatives were started in the County. Citing the once giant coffee union, the Meru Coffee Co-operative Union (MCCU) as one of the ...

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Wambora pledges to support co-op sector


By Munene Maina Embu Governor Martin Wambora has said his Government will partner with all co-operatives in the County in bid to strengthen the sector. Speaking during Ushirika Day celebrations held at Gikuuri Primary School, the Governor noted that Embu needed strong societies to accelerate poverty eradication. “A country like China has made big development strides because of a saving ...

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Nakuru Governor roots for Saccos


By Munene Maina Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has urged local residents to embrace saving by joining co-operatives, saying his government was committed to safeguard their money. Kinuthia noted the County development depended on savings from residents as this played a significant role in poverty eradication. “There is no considerable domestic development that can be achieved without saving,” he said adding ...

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