Co-op Bank unveils Sh15.2 billion customer networking program

By Amos Mburu Cooperative Bank has unveiled a Customer Networking Forum that will enable the firm build the capacity of its customers countrywide as part of a strategy to grow their businesses in changing operating environments. These forums are part of the Ksh15.2 billion programs that the bank, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched in mid-2018 to provide affordable financing and business training to Kenyan MSMEs. Speaking Director Retail & Business Banking at Cooperative Bank, Arthur Muchangi said that Customer Networking Forums are a key part of…

MIPS College to focus on Private-Public partnerships

By Barbra Onkoba Milestone Institute of Professional Studies (MIPS) at Thika town is now focusing on private-public partnerships to streamline service delivery and strengthen its internal capacity to ensure students get a quality education. Speaking, George Maina, Founder, and Chairman said that the college through new with only two branches, Thika and Mombasa has a robust internal quality assurance mechanism that ensure its graduates have the desired knowledge, skills, creative abilities, and moral qualities. He said that partnering with the public institution will help in exchange of programmes noting the…

Co-op Bank, other corporate donates over Sh163 million to Beyond Zero Marathon

By Amos Mburu First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received over Sh163 million from local corporate in support of this year’s Beyond Zero Marathon slated for March 10th Nyayo Stadium. Co-op bank on Monday boosted the Beyond Zero Half Marathon fundraising initiative at state house with Ksh 20,000,000. Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. Gideon Muriuki presented the cheque to the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. Mr. Muriuki affirmed the support for the Beyond Zero Initiative especially on maternal and child health noting that its impact is already felt by…

MKU ranked among best private universities in Kenya

By Amos Mburu The latest Webometrics ranking of world universities has named Mount Kenya University among the best private universities in Kenya. Webometrics focused on 11,995 universities across the world, both public and private. Ranked 5th among private institutions and number 13 in the country, others in the list included Strathmore, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, United States International University (USIU) and Daystar are ranked the best private institutions. Also read:Thika College offers scholarship to needy students Recently, the Makerere University of Uganda and Mount Kenya University (MKU) signed a Memorandum…

Bro. Isaac G.M Andabwa: The celebrant of change and success

Poor payment, treatment and discrimination of private security workers, having experienced firsthand of its worse,  made me come out of my comfort and use my intelligence, ideas and solutions to form private  security workers’ union that will spearhead and fight for workers’ rights.” Being a man of his words and determination, full of experience in the private security sector, Bro. Isaac GM Andabwa, the CEO and founder of the Kenya National Private security workers Union (KNPSWU), believes that the private security sector plays a big role in both the native…

Co-op Bank to offer up to 95% financing for purchase of Isuzu vehicles’

By Amos Mburu Through asset financing, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and local vehicle assembler Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has agreed to work together with business community to accelerate economic growth. In the partnership, Isuzu customers are set to enjoy Ksh 300,000 working capital to empower their business payable in 12 months, a 60-day repayment holiday that will allow SMEs to generate monthly installments, the lowest market negotiation fee of one per cent and the longest re-payment period of 60 months in the market. Also read:Co-op Bank Leasing firm awarded…

Co-operative Bank, Isuzu East Africa partner to address SMEs’ challenge

By Amos Mburu Through asset financing, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and local vehicle assembler Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has agreed to work together with business community to accelerate economic growth. In the partnership, Isuzu customers are set to enjoy Ksh 300,000 working capital to empower their business payable in 12 months, a 60-day repayment holiday that will allow SMEs to generate monthly installments, the lowest market negotiation fee of one per cent and the longest re-payment period of 60 months in the market. Co-operative Bank Director for Retail &…

Crawford International School Open doors at Tatu City

By Amos Njau Crawford International School has opened its doors in Kenya at the prestigious Tatu City, in response to the rising demand of a high-quality education. With a capacity for 1 700 students, Crawford International School is part of South Africa’s JSE-listed ADvTECH Group, Africa’s largest private education provider. The group recently acquired the Makini Group of Schools in Nairobi and Kisumu marking the start of a five-year expansion strategy in the East African region. Speaking during the official opening ceremony, Ms. Jenny Coetzee, Managing Director said Crawford International…

Co-op Bank Leasing firm awarded Sh 890 million Government fleet deal

By Amos Njau Co-operative bank’s recently-established firm dubbed Co-op Bank Fleet Africa Leasing Limited has been awarded a deal worth Sh890 million by the government. The new venture is joint partnership between the bank and global leasing specialist Super Group based in South Africa which operates locally through a subsidiary known as Fleet Africa Limited. The Sh 890 million maiden transactions is part of larger of Sh2.2 billion deal, entails the financing and delivery of a fleet of 125 vehicles to the Ministry of Interior, the National Police Service and…