Following the AGM held on 25th February 2017 at Pride Inn Hotel, below are the key outcomes and resolution made:
1. The Return for the Year: The profit achieved was Kshs. 413m against a budget of Kshs .415m, a 21% return on the investments in 2016.
Bulk of money was received in the last quarter of 2016 thereby providing limited time to trade. Members are encouraged to consider investing their cash earlier in the year for an enhanced return.
2. Share Price Adjustments: The share price was adjusted to Kshs. 525 (being 21%*435)
Increase of Membership fee:
Individual Members application fee increased from Kshs. 10,000 to Kshs 20,000
Groups Membership application’s fee increased from Kshs. 30,000 to Kshs. 50,000 and minimum shares of 300 per group.
Distribution of Rebates/Dividends: As per the approved policy (7th AGM 2016) to pay 35% and retain 65%, SIC will pay a special dividend of 10% thus 45% and retain 55%. However the special 10% will be paid in June. Dividend payment will start from 15th March 2017.
1. Board Election: Three board members (Geoffrey Wandeto, Sally Mwenesi & Mackrine Abukah) had their term expire and Geoffrey Wandeto & Sally Mwenesi expressed no interest to vie again. Rosemary Chege (Supervisory Committee chair) too had her term expire. Mackrine Abukah & Rosemary Chege were reelected and Rhoda Marimbi was elected as Board Members.
Peter Mukera was elected to join the Supervisory committee.
The vacant positions were due to Safaricom staff but few were available to be considered for the positions. This led to the exercise taking an inordinately long time. All members are encouraged to find time to participate in the General Meetings.
1. Electoral Policy: this was approved for adoption.
The key highlights of this policy are:
a) Constitution of an Electoral Committee with a
b) Members of the Electoral Committee to be the S.I.C. CEO, a representative from the Law Society of Kenya, a representative from ICPAK, the Electoral Commission of Kenya and from the Commissioner of Cooperatives.
c) This Committee will receive applications from interested candidates; vet them for meeting the minimum requirements, verify their presented proof of qualification and issue nomination certificates.
d) Duly nominated persons shall be notified to the members ahead of the AGM for members to interact with them before and know them better before the election date.
1. Honorarium Policy: This was deferred for further deliberations as outlined below and to be presented at the next AGM. The key areas highlighted were:
a) Clear articulation of the performance threshold to attract payment of honorarium. Cost containment to be part of the considerations
b) Articulation of alternative percentage to be payable on achievement above the target KPI.
c) Draft to be circulated to members in good time ahead of the AGM to allow for ample time to review and seek clarification from the office if so desired.
2. Borrowing Powers: retained at Kshs. 1 Billion.
3. Indemnity: The Board members’ indemnity was retained at Kshs. 3 million per person.