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Over 30,000 boda boda riders targeted in co-op marketing drive

By Erick Nyayiera Kisumu County Government is seeking to mobilise over 30,000 boda boda operators to join or form Saccos. The outgoing Co-operatives Director in the county Zephaniah Osok said…

Kiambu best Saccos honoured with trophies

By Felix Wanderi Cooperative societies in Kiambu County have been urged to have a strong role in creating decent jobs and empower local communities economically and socially. This was emphasized…

State told to expedite formulation of national co-op policy

By Collins Akong’o The Cooperatives Alliance of Kenya Chief Executive Officer Daniel Marube has called on the government to speed up ratification of the national policy on cooperative development. Speaking…

Busia trade department to partner with CRBs

By Mathews Achola Trade and cooperatives department in Busia County is considering partnering with Metropol and Trans Union Credit Reference Bureaus (CRBs) in sharing data of beneficiaries of the Cooperative…

Saccos hold Sh 420 billion in deposits

By Jackson Okoth Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies, which include deposit-taking as well as those engaged in back office operations, have mobilized savings to the tune of more than Sh…

Fake news affects growth of Saccos

As the era of fake news continues to unfold, Saccos have found themselves in precarious positions. In various social media platforms, some members have perfected the art of posting false…

Busia fish traders urged form Saccos to access development loans

By Washington Okellah Fish traders from Port Victoria town in Budalangi constituency, Busia County have been urged to form SACCOS to access development loans. Speaking after launching a 14 seater…

New technology to boost agri-business in counties

By Kiprono Moi Use of modern technology will boost farmers’ activities and improve on their income. This was the overriding message during the 10th Agribusiness Expo organized by Rift Valley…

Saccos should trend cautiously when rebranding

I have keenly been following events in the Co-operative Movement for the last one decade and there is one question that has been bothering me; has rebranding of Saccos really…

Women take over Miraa trade

By John Majau When Miraa farming was started in early 1940s in Nyambene region, Meru County, women were totally prohibited from consuming and selling of the lucrative khat that first…