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State to undertake survey of Co-op sector

By Jackson Okoth State Department for Co-operatives is seeking for consultants to undertake a nationwide survey of the co-operative sector. It is believed that Kenya’s gigantic cooperative sector has over…

Kenya co-op sector leads in Africa

By Joyce Wambui African credit unions had the largest increase in membership in 2018 with a 21 per cent jump from 2017 according to World Council of Credit Unions last…

Co-operators warned against reckless guaranteeing of borrowers

By Achola Mathews Business people and members of Saccos have been cautioned against agreeing to guarantee loans for people they do not know well. According to the lending laws, a…

Murang’a coffee societies sign deal with Italian firm

By Joyce Wambui A deal has been approved by the County Assembly of Murang’a and an Italian firm allowing five corporative societies to sell their produce in Italy. This was…

New law to boost co-ops oversight in Embu

By Kamundia Muriithi Embu County has developed a new law to govern operations of cooperative societies. The County Cooperative Societies Bill 2019, spearheaded by the agriculture committee chaired by Rev…

Sh 70 million coffee milling factory for Tugen farmers

By Enock Kipturgut A Korean investor Reverend Cha Bo Yong is set to put up a Sh 70 million coffee milling factory that will benefit Tugen Hills Farmers’ Co-operative Society…

Bingwa Sacco extends its reach nationally

By Staff Writer Bingwa Sacco has continued to expand its reach countrywide. The financial institution that has embraced information and communication technology in service delivery in September last year opened…

Wanjohi Co-operative Society to start operations in June

By Correspondent The process to revive Wanjohi Co-operative Society has begun Nyandarua County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Industrialization and Cooperative Raphael Njui has said. Njui met with a group…

Women groups receive water tanks

By Eugene Kioko Women groups under various Community Based Organizations in Machakos County have received water tanks in a programme spearheaded by the National Government Affirmative Acton Fund (NGAAF). The…

Elders form a Sacco to uplift their lives

By Our Reporter Murang’a Kiama Kia Ma elders have established a saving and credit cooperative society to empower themselves financially. Peter Kagwanja, who was elected county patron, said they aim…