Market Day Traders Savings and Cooperative Society members during the AGM at Aram market in February 2024.

One-year-old Sacco becomes youngest to hold AGM this year

The Market Day Traders Savings and Cooperative Society has become the youngest to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year. The fast growing Sacco which is barely one-year-old has surprised players in the cooperative industry due to its fast paced growth in the fast changing trends within the sub sector. According to the Chairman…

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Kisumu's Mowlem bus park.

Why Kisumu City manager ordered PSVs out of petrol stations

Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga has ordered all Public Services Vehicles (PSVs) operating and has offices within petrol stations, to cease their operations in such places effective March 10, 2024. In a signed Statutory Public Notice, Wanga said the move is one of the ongoing efforts to enhance the efficiency and orderliness of public transport…

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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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Lake Victoria Tourism Association Chairman Robinson Anyal speaks in Kisumu during the 10th Nyanza Region Hotel Suppliers Expo concluded recently.

Western tourism circuit on the road to recovery

The Western Kenya tourism circuit is now on the recovery path following the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has realized remarkable gains signified by the number of new hotels and conference facilities sprouting up to meet the demand of the rising number of visitors in the region. Lake Victoria Tourism Association Chairman Robinson Anyal…

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East Africa Community and Regional Development Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza

Malonza: Govt to set up new rice milling machine in Kibos

The Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) plans to put up a new rice milling machine in Kibos, Kisumu East, to revamp aging ones. Cabinet Secretary for East Africa Community and Regional Development Peninah Malonza said the new milling machine will revolutionize rice farming in the region with a move aimed at growing wealth creation amongst farmers….

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Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga.

Matatu owners in Kisumu ordered to join Saccos

The Kisumu county government has ordered all public transport owners to register their vehicles with Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (Saccos). The County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in charge of Infrastructure, Energy and Public Work Mr Salmon Orimba said it is a Government policy that all matatus must be registered with Saccos warning that vehicles…

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Information Communications and Digital Economy CS Eliud Owalo addressing residents.

Govt committed to create digital jobs for youth, CS Owalo says

The government is committed to creating jobs for youths across the country using digital platforms, Information Communications and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eliud Owalo has said. Owalo said that this is in line with the government’s manifesto to create employment opportunities for the youth adding that they will ensure that all youth are engaged…

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Kenya Union of Sugarcane Plantation and Allied Workers (KUSPAW) Secretary General Francis Wangara addressing the press.

Union threatens to sue Govt over sugarcane arrears

The Kenya Union of Sugarcane Plantation and Allied Workers (KUSPAW) has threatened to move to court to stop the process of leasing State-owned sugar factories if the debt owed to workers is not cleared. Union Secretary General (SG) Francis Wangara said the workers were owed over KSh5.5 billion yet there was no clear indication of…

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