Government plans to merge CMA, IRA and SASRA

The Government intends to merge three major financial regulatory bodies in the country to enhance service delivery, avoiding duplication of roles and reduce bureaucracy. According to reports, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi said recently that the three regulatory bodies are Saccos Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), Capital Markets Authority (CMA), and the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA)….

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Co-operative University of Kenya Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Esther Gicheru. She is the Board Chair of Kenya Society of Professional Co-operators. Symon Mburia.

Co-op professional body releases this year’s training plan for sector players

The Kenya Society of Professional Co-operators (KSPC) has officially released its training plan for this year targeting key players in the sector. The training, spread out throughout the year started February, will basically target Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and their deputies (D/CEOs), Heads of Departments (HoDs), Boards and Supervisory Committees, and staff working in the…

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Fred Sitati, Co-operative Movement Consultant

Draft Cooperatives Bill needs to reflect proposals in Sessional Paper No 4 of 2020

The enactment of the Cooperative Societies Act, No 39 of 1966 was the outcome of the Sessional Paper No. 10 of 1965 on “African Socialism and its Application to Planning in Kenya”, while the subsequent enactment of the Cooperative Societies Act, No 12 of 1997 (Amendment 2004) was anchored on the Sessional Paper No. 6…

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Ukulima Sacco rebrands to Apstar Sacco to cast net wider and welcome MSMEs

Ukulima DT Sacco Society has rebranded to Apstar Sacco to redefine its business model, departing from its traditional catchment of the farming community to attract youthful membership in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) segment. Part of the vision is to offer clear and transparent financial products and services, which will be accessible to…

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Sacco National Chairman Harrison Katoni during the Annual Delegates Meeting. Photo:Obegi Malack

Jamii DT Sacco posts impressive growth to pay high dividends in 2023

Jamii Sacco has recorded growth in gross revenue by 4 per cent in the year ended December 2023, rising from Ksh 657.8 million to Ksh 682.5 million. Based on the good performance in this and a diversity of other parameters, the board paid out dividends on share capital and savings at the rates of 13…

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Imarika Deposit Taking Sacco Board of Directors chairman Mr. John Ziro.

Imarika DT Sacco assets base hits all time high of KSh13 billion

Imarika Deposit Taking Sacco has recorded remarkable growth in total assets amounting to KSh13.1 billion. Its impressive performance has seen the SASRA annual report of 2022 rank the Sacco number 16 nationally in terms of assets base and number 11 in terms of profitability. Speaking during their Annual Delegates Meeting held at Travellers Beach Hotel…

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Equity Bank's Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi.

How banks paid dividends to members in 2024

Banks paid KSh66.4 billion in shares to its members for the year ended December 31, 2023. The amount translates to a 48.9 a share of the cumulative KSh153.6 billion payouts from all counters. Equity Bank topped in paying dividend to shareholders on absolute terms at KSh15 billion translating to KSh4 a share on its over…

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Gatundu South MP Gabriel Kagombe.

Tea directors in Mt Kenya want Government to stop regrouping cartels

Tea directors from factories in the Mount Kenya region have lamented over the resurgence of cartels who want to siphon farmers’ money. The directors hailing from Zones one to seven, said that the well-connected individuals are on a mission to sabotage tea reforms by the Government. The State has been undertaking various reforms to liberate…

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Harambee Sacco CEO, Dr George Ochiri.

Harambee Sacco new shares offer seeks KSh4 billion for expansion

Harambee DT Sacco has come up with share drive initiative to generate revenue of KSh4 billion to facilitate the expansion of the society in line with its strategic plan. All registered (both past and current) members of the Sacco are qualified to take part in the share drive. According to an information memorandum published by…

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