Teachers elect new officials at Mwalimu National Sacco Kisii branch

A Mwalimu Sacco member casts her vote at Tendere Secondary School.

Mwalimu National Sacco Kisii branch has new zone leaders after teachers held elections during the branch’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Tendere Secondary School.

The exercise was held to elect delegates for Bobasi, Bomachoge and South Mugirango zones.

Mwalimu National Sacco members follow proceedings during the AGM.

In Bobasi zone, George Bosire of Nyamonema Secondary School emerged as the winner with 159 votes against incumbent Boniface Manoti who garnered 156 votes and John Nyadondi who took position three with 101 votes.

In the Bomachoge zone, Rose Maroko defended her seat with 180 votes followed by Jasper Makambi of Riyabu Secondary School with 143 votes while Makachi Manoti got 125 votes as Benard came last with 120 votes.

In the South Mugirango zone, Isaac Nagara was elected unopposed in the polls.

George Bosire is the new delegate in Bobasi zone.

The Sacco CEO Isaiah Onyambu lauded the new officials, urging youthful teachers to save and invest with them to avoid high interests charged by banks.

“I urge young teachers to invest with us to see their money work for them and provide economic security in old age,” he said.

Onyambu disclosed that the Sacco increased its dividends from Ksh7.73 billion in 2022 to Ksh8.37 billion in 2023.

Mwalimu National Sacco CEO Isaiah Onyambu.

Kisii County Cooperatives Officer Jeniffer Nyamwata, who presided over the elections, lauded the members for maintaining peace, noting that it was fair and free.

The county KUPPET Executive Secretary Joseph Abincha, flanked by Chairman Laban Ouko, echoed the remarks and wished the officials the best of luck.

“I started as a delegate in teachers’ leadership and then you elevated me to be your Secretary. I want you my fellow colleagues to progress as well,” he said.

Abincha also encouraged teachers to maintain the good work of molding children, terming the profession as a noble calling.

By Enock Okong’o

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