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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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Co-operative tribunal in rush to clear backlog

By Jackson Okoth The Co-operative Tribunal has released to the public, a calendar of its sittings outside Nairobi, as the quasi-judicial body rushes to clear matters that have been pending before it. These hearings will happen in the period between July 2019 and June 2020. This Tribunal is a specialized court established under section 77 of the Co-operative Societies Act, ...

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South-Rift Sacco members dwindle as multinationals lay off staff

By Benedicto Ng’etich                          Kericho County Director of Cooperatives Leonard Otii has advised Saccos affiliated to giant multinationals to device other means of survival in the face of dwindling membership. Otii expressed fear over the survival of the societies after the parent companies started early retirements of employees due to what has been seen as the negative effects of massive mechanization ...

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CS Munya urged to reinstate Moi University Sacco license

By Wasike Elvis and Rosemil Oduor Uasin Gishu County Executive Committee Member in charge of Cooperatives and Enterprise Development, Esther Mutai, has urged the government to consider revoking the cancellation of Moi University Sacco. She noted it was wrong for the State Department of Cooperatives to revoke the license without following the due procedure. She said that a commission of ...

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Youth, women urged to join Saccos

By Tsozungu Kombe Youth and women in Kilifi County have been urged to join Saccos to improve on their economic status. Speaking to Sacco Review in Kilifi town recently, County Cooperative director, James Mwasi said that negative attitudes towards has denied the groups social and economic empowerment. He urged residents to join Saccos saying they are the best vehicles of ...

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