Sacco growth

Chelugui lauds Saccos for exhibiting tremendous growth in past year

Simon Chelugui, the Cooperatives and MSMEs Development Cabinet Secretary (CS), has released a report which indicates a steady growth in the Sacco industry for the past one year. Chelugui said that all the 360 Saccos regulated by the Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) have seen tremendous growth in assets, deposits, loans, and capital from November…

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The evolving landscape of the SACCO movement in Kenya

The concept of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs), which have today become an essential part of Kenya’s financial landscape in promoting financial inclusion and empowering communities by providing access to affordable financial services, has a rich history traced to the colonial era. SACCOs started with the formation of agricultural cooperatives aimed at providing financial…

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Why Saccos are gradually overtaking banks in lending

Intensive marketing and customer-friendly financial solutions have seen Saccos overtaking commercial banks in deposits and customer numbers. Experts have attributed this revolution to adherence to guidelines set by regulatory bodies, including the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), attractive loan interest rates, quick processing of loans, and favourable returns through interest and end of year dividend…

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County trains women on cooperative management for economic stability

Women in Illoodokilani ward in Kajiado West have received training on cooperative management organized by Kajiado County Department of Cooperatives. Gender, Culture and Cooperative CECM Janet Sereu said the training aims to empower women to achieve economic stability through entrepreneurship, employment and increased income through agriculture, trade and finance activities. She noted that efforts by…

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Latest SASRA report shows fall in financial investments for regulated Saccos

Latest Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) reports indicate a drop in financial investments in Saccos for the period 2021/2022, against the total assets of the segment. The total amount of financial investments of regulated Saccos decreased from Ksh50.30 billion in 2021, which represented 6.23 per cent of the total assets, to Ksh49.95 billion in 2022,…

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Real estate stakeholders seek Govt intervention over delayed issuance of title deeds

Players in the real estate sector have raised alarm over delays in processing of title deeds. Association of Real Estate Stakeholders Chairman Kinyua Wa Iratu claims the delays have been occasioned by rampant corruption in various land registries infiltrated by cartels. He noted that some unilateral decisions like changes in land rates and other statutory…

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