Ex-Afya Sacco National Chairman George Makoyugi Laid to Rest in Siaya 

The late Vitalis Lukiri Former Afya Sacco National Chairman

Mr Makoyugi was the chairman of Afya Sacco between the years 2006 to 2008 before being replaced by the late Vitalis Lukiri, ironically Mr Lukiri also died at the Nairobi Hospital in September of last year

By The Weekly Vision Online

Afya Savings and Credit Cooperative (Sacco) society suffered a major loss yet again after its former chairman George Makoyugi succumbed to diabetic-related complications on Christmas day last year. Mr Makoyugi a veteran of the cooperative movement was buried last weekend, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at his rural home in Nyadhi Village, Alego Central in Siaya County.

He was a career professional with the ministry of health’s Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and ventured into elective cooperative movement politics after joining Afya Sacco as a member. He leaves behind a widow and six children and grandchildren. Mr Makoyugi was the chairman of Afya Sacco between the years 2006 to 2008 before being replaced by the late Vitalis Lukiri. Ironically Lukiri also died at the Nairobi Hospital in September of last year.

As at the last ADC held at the Safari Park hotel off the Thika Super Highway, Afya Sacco had accumulated savings and assets worth more than Ksh. 19 billion and is rated among the top five billion shillings Saccos in the country

It was during the Sacco’s elections during the Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) elections in April 2008 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) at which the late former cooperatives minister Joseph Nyagah was the Chief Guest that the late Lukiri took over the chairmanship from Mr Makoyugi.

The late George Makoyugi

As at the last ADC held at the Safari Park hotel off the Thika Super Highway, Afya Sacco had accumulated savings and assets worth more than Ksh. 19 billion and is rated among the top five billion shillings Saccos in the country headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Felix Ndoi.

During his Memorial Service at the All-Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, a family member described how the late Makoyugi had been battling with diabetes and high blood pressure and in 1995 he suffered a stroke that saw him admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital for more than a month. The Sacco was represented at the service and burial in Siaya by the Sacco’s top managers and members of the CMC led by Madam Mogire.

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