URITHI scoops top award in the Nealco’s Expo.

Kiambu County Agriculture CeC Monica Waiganjo handing over the trophy to Urithi Saccos team during the expo. Looking on is Deputy Governor Gerald Githinji (in a white cap). 
Urithi Housing and Premier Saccos stole the show in the just concluded two-day North Eastern Africa’s largest exhibition in Thika after being named the best Saccos offering agricultural based products.

Urithi emerged victorious after an overall evaluation of the exhibiting companies where they had the best projects in the Housing and supportive loans in the Premier Sacco.

According to the Kenya Agricultural Industry Network (KAIN) Secretary General Patrick Kimani, who was also the organising Secretary of the expo, said that the purpose of awards was to motivate and enlighten the other Kenyan brands to grow and support local investments like Urithi had shown.

“We have evaluated all the exhibitors in the two days and decided to settle for these two Saccos as the projects they are educating the members of public and farmers in general on are agricultural oriented. We are sure that their competitors in the Sacco sector are aiming higher to achieve the same next time,” he said.

He lauded the move by Urithi Housing Sacco to support agriculture despite being a real estate company adding that it was a good gesture to ensure the lives of Kenyans are not at stake by utilising all the land on housing.

“This is a real estate group that is venturing and encouraging people to venture into agriculture and we are delighted to have positive thinking Kenyans who are fighting to ensure equality in land use. We hope other people could emulate them and ensure there is still land left for agriculture,” Kimani said.

Urithi Premier Sacco was also lauded for offering affordable rates of loan products to the agribusiness clients and thus promoting agriculture across the country.

“With such investors across Kenya we are sure that we will never starve because as we build houses 
for Kenyans we are also giving them an opportunity to produce food for the country,” he added.

Earlier last month, Urithi Housing launched an agri-business concept to ensure they supplement the government efforts of producing enough food for the country. The project dubbed Urithi Farm (URIFAM) is aimed at assisting the farmers produce food by using green houses.

Urithi CEO Kelvin Majau discouraged the idea of land buying and abandoning it calling on Kenyans to venture into agribusiness.


The two day Exhibition provided an open platform where value chain actors showcased Agricultural based products and services including extensive technologies, value added products, resource materials and other relevant merchandise.
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