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2NK Sacco trains drivers on road safety

By Asa Maina 2NK Sacco recently organized a sensitization workshop for its drivers in a bid to sensitize them on road safety. 2NK Sacco Chairman James Kahiro said this was to prepare them as festive season and the closure of schools approaches. He noted that it was important for the drivers to be reminded on the need to maintain the ...

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Embu farmers irked by findings on coffee cooperative

By Kamundia Muriithi An inquiry into alleged malpractices at New Kyeni Farmer’s Cooperative Society has absolved the management from the allegations, but left the farmers dissatisfied. Farmers had accused the management of the Embu-based society of various malpractices and abuse of office, which they said led growers to uproot their coffee. The row escalated to a point where last year, ...

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Government to support youth embrace agriculture

By Boniface Mulu The government will continue supporting the modernisation of agriculture and teaching farmers the importance of growing crops suitable for their agro-ecological zones using the right techniques. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri also said the government is focused on making agriculture attractive to the young people. Kiunjuri made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by ...

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Women take over Miraa trade

By John Majau When Miraa farming was started in early 1940s in Nyambene region, Meru County, women were totally prohibited from consuming and selling of the lucrative khat that first originated from Harare in Ethiopia in the 11th century before spreading to Kenya in 14th century. But things have changed as women have taken over the business. According to Nyambene Miraa Traders ...

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Embu businessman owes his success to Sacco savings

By Kamundia Muriithi Amongst his age mates, Silvano Mbogo, 29, is one of the emerging successful entrepreneurs in Embu County with investments in transport, food and money lending business. Mbogo, 29, has a fleet of seven motorbikes, runs butchery -cum-rice business, and operates an informal money lending bureau, in addition to employing eight people. He credits his achievements to sheer ...

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Ushirika Day: Best Saccos in Picked

High achievers in the Sacco business named By Jackson Okoth Kenya Police Sacco was voted the Best Managed Saving and Credit Co-operative Society countrywide during a prize-giving ceremony to mark the 97th of International Day of Co-operatives, held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.

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New technology to boost agri-business in counties

By Kiprono Moi Use of modern technology will boost farmers’ activities and improve on their income. This was the overriding message during the 10th Agribusiness Expo organized by Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST). The two-day exhibition was characterized by new technological innovations and attracted thousands of participants eager to learn new farming methods through use of technology. ...

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Taita Taveta register new Saccos

By Tsozungu Kombe Taita Taveta County has registered seven new Saccos according to Cooperative Development director, Erastus Gonzi. These include women Saccos, two Boda Boda Saccos and one farmers’ Sacco. He said that four other new Saccos are currently under the process of registration and urged residents to join co-operatives in large numbers to uplift their living standards. He said ...

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Poor governance blamed for collapse of co-ops

By Florence Norah Poor leadership is to blame for the collapse of co-operative societies in Migori County Sony Sugar Sacco manager George Mboya noted many societies in the area have collapsed due to lack of good leadership skills denying the region development. Mboya, who was speaking during Ushirika Day celebrations, noted that the cooperatives create jobs for the youths and ...

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