By Martin Ruto
Some Moi University students have registered a Sacco to enable them make some savings as they pursue their studies.
The students said the Sacco will take care of their welfare and also help meet some basic needs in the institution.
“We have decided to form a SACCO to assist our members whenever one is in need of assistance,” said Chairman Fedinand Odiwuor from Homa Bay County.
Members of the society known as Moi University Makutano SACCO, have engaged in community empowerment activities like training the youth in life skills management.
On February 28, 2021 they talked to the youth at St. Mary’s Makutano Catholic church and advised them on the dangers of early marriage, drug abuse and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
All members of the SACCO are political science and public administration students.
Pioneer officials of the Sacco are Annet Mwihaki Munyua from Kiambu County, Atiama Pamela (Siaya), Jackline Mumbua Muia (Makueni), Mbala Lukrencia (Taita Taveta) and Bill Nausiuma Kibetti- (Bungoma).
Fr. Daniel Nganga who lectures in the department of Philosophy and Political Science said: “These students are very bright and hard working and represent the face of Kenya in the institution.”
Moi University is one of the institutions of higher learning in the country which offers quality and marketable courses.
Makutano SACCO members have by laws which guide and propel their SACCO.
Each member contributes Sh500 every month to carter for the welfare of any student in need.
“No member should suffer while at the institution just because students come from different counties” said the chairman Bill Nasiuma.
The Sacco’s executive committee includes the chairman, secretary, and the treasurer.
Other officials are the Sergeant at Arms who ensures that discipline is upheld among members.
Currently, Makutano SACCO members boast of about 50 active members and it mainly deals with the welfare of its members.