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Kajiado County August 9, 2023


Gender, Co-operatives, Culture,Tourism and Wildlife CEC Janet Sereu alongside Kajiado County Cooperative Officers today visited different groups from Kajiado Central; the Board of Oloilelai One Dairy Cooperative Society in Ilbisil culminating at Ng’atataek – Ilpaamu Dairy Cooperative in Matapato North with the aims to socioeconomically empower women and these cooperatives into tangible income generating activities.

According to Sereu, there is a need to connect these cooperative societies to the international market, facilitate women to undergo trainings to equip themselves with experience, knowledge and skills to excel independently. The CEC further emphasized on the need to support women and the cooperative societies to access the vast market for their authentic products locally and globally.

On long-term and short-term commitments to empower women, she reiterated on the need to have innovative policies initiated at the grassroot levels to identify, establish and secure accessible market stalls in trading centers and towns for women to make sales and close business deals.

There is no doubt that women are playing a key role in the socio-economic development of societies across Kenya. They are highly engaged in agriculture, small-scale industries, and other primary sectors in rural areas venturing into savings and credit services.

It is therefore essential to recognize women’s role in cooperatives and bring them into the mainstream of economic development and decision making processes.