Why financial agencies need to invest in professional managers

The financial landscape in Kenya is characterized by a diverse array of institutions like banks, insurance companies and Saccos that cater to the financial needs of individuals and businesses. At the heart of the effective functioning of these organizations lies the crucial element of professional management.  This article explores the unique characteristics of banks, insurance…

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Opinion: Prudent planning key to success of cooperatives

Cooperatives today have become very important drivers of personal financial growth and the route to members’ economic empowerment. Since the first cooperative society was formed in Kenya and its subsequent success, both the private and public sectors embraced them as vehicles to financial breakthrough. Cooperatives must adopt the best policies, bylaws and strategies because good…

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Opinion: The merits of training Sacco staff

The fifth cooperative principle of education, training and information encourages Cooperative societies to hold education days through which members, stakeholders and the public are made to understand their operations. Staff training is an important strategy for any Sacco that wants to achieve its set goals. There might be a possibility that the staff hired in our…

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How liberalization reversed gains in the coffee sub-sector

The liberalization of the coffee sub-sector in the country continues posing a serious sustainability threat to the primary coffee co-operative societies across the country, following smallholder farmers hawking their coffee beans to middle-men and dealers instead of delivering the same to their primary co-operative societies. What started as a bubble in the cup of coffee turned out to be…

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