Ufundi Sacco Plaza. Photo: Courtesy

Ufundi Cooperative sacco announces sale of tower to clear debt

Ufundi Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Limited has announced the sale of it’s 14-storeyed building, Ufundi Co-op Plaza, at the junction of Moi Avenue and Moktar Daddah Street. In a local daily newspaper notice dated February 29, 2024, the Sacco has invited bidders for the iconic building Nairobi Central Business District that will be sold…

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KenGen CEO Eng. Peter Njenga addresses the press during a past function. Photo: File

KenGen profit falls 9.2 per cent on weak shilling

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has reported a 9.2 per cent drop in net profit in first-half earnings compared with the same period a year earlier. The listed firm reported KSh2.96 billion in net profit for the six months to December 2023. This profit drop from the KSh3.26 billion reported in a similar period last…

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Non-deposit-taking Saccos to start paying regulatory levy

The non-withdrawable depositing taking (NWDT) Savings and Credit Co-operatives (Saccos) shall now be required to pay annual regulatory fee to the country’s Sacco Regulator, the Sacco Society Regulatory Authority (SASRA) as they fully come under its purview. According to the November Legal Notice by Sasra the rate of the annual Sacco Societies Levy will be…

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Commissioner  for Co-operative Development David Obonyo.

Govt instructs Co-operatives to make payments on e-citizen platform

Payments to the Management and Supervision Fund will now be done through the e-citizen platform, the Ministry of Co-operatives and Macro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development (MSME) has announced. In a Circular dated January 17, 2024 by the State Department for Co-operatives,  Commissioner  for Co-operative Development David Obonyo has directed all Co-operative Societies and Auditors…

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Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka. Photo: Courtesy

Co-operative Bill deferred after governors complain of being sidelined

The Co-operative Bill, 2023 has now been put on hold after county governors claimed that they were not consulted during the drafting. Sponsored by the government through the Ministry of Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Development, the Bill was in Parliament to allow for its first reading before proceeding to other stages…

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Simon Chelugui (centre), Cabinet Secretary for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development and Patrick Kilemi Principal Secretary Cooperatives (right), welcomed to the 51st AGM of the Kenya National Police DT SACCO by National Chairman of the SACCO David Mategwa. Photo: Felix Wanderi

Cooperatives asked to adopt technology, strategic innovations for excellence

Savings and Credit Co-operatives Societies (Saccos) have been called upon by the Government to embrace innovation and devise strategies that will propel cooperatives towards continued excellence. Speaking during the Kenya National Police DT SACCO 51st Annual Delegates Meeting held in Serena hotel in Nairobi this February, Simon Chelugui Cabinet Secretary for Cooperatives, Micro, Small and…

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Embrace technology to increase visibility, Chelugui advises Saccos

Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos) across the country have been challenged to embrace innovation and technology. The Cabinet Secretary for Cooperatives and Macro Small and Medium Development Simon Chelugui noted that doing so will help Saccos to increase their accessibility and visibility. He was addressing the 9th Annual Sacco Leaders Convention Meeting in Mombasa…

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Mumias Sugar Company entrance.

Cane farmers want to be paid KSh6,050 per tonne

Cane farmers have told Sugar millers that they won’t accept less than KSh6050 per tonne for cane delivered to the factories for milling. The farmers declared that the payment per ton as from this month (February) will only be reviewed upwards and not downwards as has been the trend for many years. The sentiments were…

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