Former Commissioner of Cooperatives Mr. Geoffrey Njang’ombe

Mbarire promises to help Embu bodaboda riders form Sacco

Thousands of boda boda operators in Embu County will be supported to launch a Sacco to enable them save and access loans and motor cycles, Governor Cecily Mbarire has announced. Governor Mbarire said once founded the Sacco would ensure that the boda boda operators are not subjected to exploitation by shylocks who charge unwarranted interests…

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Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti receives a gift from a talented girl, Irene Mwende at Liberty Grounds, Mlolongo on February 24, 2024. Photo: Stephen Muthini.

Wavinya donates KSh1 million to Mlolongo boda bodas, gifts talented girl

A Mlolongo-based boda boda Sacco has received KSh1 million from Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti to increase their investment. Samsa Boda Boda Sacco received the cheque at the Liberty Grounds in Mlolongo on February 24, 2024 during a public participation forum on the 2024/2025 Fiscal Strategy Plan. The jubilant riders welcomed Governor Wavinya and her entourage…

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Cabinet Secretary for East African Community, Arid Lands and Regional Development Peninah Malonza engages in conversation with Kitui County Commissioner Kipchumba Ruto during a fundraiser to help Kitui Women Self Help Group on February 24, 2024 in Kitui. Photo: Boniface Muli

Minister pledges to support Kitui women self help groups

The East African Community, Arid Lands and Regional Development Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza on Saturday, February 24, 2024 led a funds drive in aid of some 65 women groups from Kitui County. The event took place at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Kitui Regional Research Centre where the Cooperatives and Micro, Small and Medium…

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Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi at the Meru NCPB depot.

CS Linturi launches aflatoxin testing laboratory in Meru

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mithika Linturi has presided over the launch of a new aflatoxin testing laboratory at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depot in North Imenti, Meru County. Linturi said that the new facility, the first of its kind in the region, was aimed at ensuring that the grains being consumed were…

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Members of Muka Mukuu Farmers' Cooperative Society follow proceedings during their AGM.

Muka Mukuu Cooperative members urged not to sell their shares

Muka Mukuu Farmers’ Cooperative Society members have been urged not to sell their shares as the Society’s fortunes have improved and are recovering steadily. Speaking while addressing them during their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Society’s grounds along Tala-Thika road, Chairman Dominic Nthwao said that they had revived stalled projects and there were others…

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New KPCU Chairman Daniel Chemno addresses the media as managing Director Tim Mirugi looks on at the Meru depot.

New KPCU denies claims of stealing coffee from Meru factory

The New Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) has denied claims that it stole coffee from a coffee factory located in South Imenti constituency, Meru County. Speaking at the New KPCU Meru depot during an inspection tour of the facility, Chairman Daniel Chemno said that the allegations are baseless and only meant to tarnish their name…

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Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti welcomes Cooperatives CS Simon Chelugui. Photo by Stephen Muthini.

Govt urged to waive Ksh603M debt owed by Machakos coffee farmers

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has appealed to the government to waive a Ksh603 million debt owed by coffee cooperative societies in the county. Governor Ndeti, who hosted the Cooperatives and MSMEs Cabinet Secretary (CS) Simon Chelugui during the launch of the Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund in Kangundo on Tuesday, said that farmers in the…

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Tree planting exercise in Iveti Forest, Machakos County.

SASRA, UTS Plant 3000 Trees To restore Iveti Forest

The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (Sasra), in collaboration with the Universal Traders Sacco (UTS) and Netfund, yesterday planted 3000 indiginous trees in Iveti Forest in Machakos County. Sasra Chief Executive Officer Peter Njuguna and UTS CEO Dominic Mutunga led a joint team comprising Sacco members to plant trees at a site in the forest under…

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