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NBK and two other banks merges
VituVingiSana
#21 Posted : Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:22:36 PM
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Ericsson wrote:
https://kenyanwallstreet.com/lake-region-counties-to-purchase-consolidated-bank-for-ksh2-8bn/

The Lake Region Economic bloc comprised of 14 counties has received approval from Treasury to acquire government-owned Consolidated Bank. Negotiations to buy the Bank have been ongoing since April 2018.

The Lake region counties – Kisumu, Kakamega, Kisii, Nandi, Bomet, Kericho, Migori, Trans Nzoia, Homabay, Siaya, Nyamira, Busia, Bungoma, and Vihiga – have agreed to acquire Consolidated Bank to help them in their development agendas.

LREB’s chief executive Abala Wanga said, “..a development bank is designed to provide medium and long-term capital for productive investment, for example, infrastructure projects or industrial projects.”

The counties will contribute Ksh200 million each toward the project which cost Ksh2.8 billion. Mr Wanga said that acquiring the Bank was one of five key pillars for the region as it will enable them acquire long-term financing, which was unavailable from commercial banks due to the high risk associated with such projects.

Kenya is in the process of forming regional economic blocs which are meant to spur economic growth in the country. The proposed regional blocs are; Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani, Frontier Counties Development Council, Narok-Kajiado Economic Bloc, Central Kenya Economic Bloc, North Rift Economic Bloc, South East Kenya Economic Bloc and the Lake Region Economic Bloc.

Consolidated Bank joins a list of Kenyan Banks that have been acquired by other banks or non-bank institutions in recent months. In 2018, analysts predicted that more Kenyan banks would merge due to the newly established capital requirements.

I maintain that 47 counties was a waste. We should have had a max of 20 counties that were "economic zones" and not tribal zones.
Except for Nairobi and Mombasa the rest seem to have been formed on the basis of tribes.

20 (economic) counties = lower cost per citizen and more sensible planning.
Greedy when others are fearful. Very fearful when others are greedy - to paraphrase Warren Buffett
Ericsson
#22 Posted : Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:45:03 AM
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VituVingiSana wrote:
Ericsson wrote:
https://kenyanwallstreet.com/lake-region-counties-to-purchase-consolidated-bank-for-ksh2-8bn/

The Lake Region Economic bloc comprised of 14 counties has received approval from Treasury to acquire government-owned Consolidated Bank. Negotiations to buy the Bank have been ongoing since April 2018.

The Lake region counties – Kisumu, Kakamega, Kisii, Nandi, Bomet, Kericho, Migori, Trans Nzoia, Homabay, Siaya, Nyamira, Busia, Bungoma, and Vihiga – have agreed to acquire Consolidated Bank to help them in their development agendas.

LREB’s chief executive Abala Wanga said, “..a development bank is designed to provide medium and long-term capital for productive investment, for example, infrastructure projects or industrial projects.”

The counties will contribute Ksh200 million each toward the project which cost Ksh2.8 billion. Mr Wanga said that acquiring the Bank was one of five key pillars for the region as it will enable them acquire long-term financing, which was unavailable from commercial banks due to the high risk associated with such projects.

Kenya is in the process of forming regional economic blocs which are meant to spur economic growth in the country. The proposed regional blocs are; Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani, Frontier Counties Development Council, Narok-Kajiado Economic Bloc, Central Kenya Economic Bloc, North Rift Economic Bloc, South East Kenya Economic Bloc and the Lake Region Economic Bloc.

Consolidated Bank joins a list of Kenyan Banks that have been acquired by other banks or non-bank institutions in recent months. In 2018, analysts predicted that more Kenyan banks would merge due to the newly established capital requirements.

I maintain that 47 counties was a waste. We should have had a max of 20 counties that were "economic zones" and not tribal zones.
Except for Nairobi and Mombasa the rest seem to have been formed on the basis of tribes.

20 (economic) counties = lower cost per citizen and more sensible planning.


True but we are a tribal nation
Mastermind
#23 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2019 8:39:39 AM
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Buying Consolidated Bank of Kenya- an insolvent bank with no capital - does not make sense even if it was being offered to you cheaply.

https://www.businessdail...93246-eg9o8mz/index.html
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
jmbada
#24 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2019 8:51:57 AM
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[quote=Mastermind]Buying Consolidated Bank of Kenya- an insolvent bank with no capital - does not make sense even if it was being offered to you cheaply.

https://www.businessdail...3246-eg9o8mz/index.html[/quote]
Counties have NO legal authority to borrow money. Any lending contract will be void at inception!
KaunganaDoDo
#25 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2019 9:02:02 AM
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Joined: 8/6/2018
Posts: 138
jmbada wrote:
[quote=Mastermind]Buying Consolidated Bank of Kenya- an insolvent bank with no capital - does not make sense even if it was being offered to you cheaply.

https://www.businessdail...3246-eg9o8mz/index.html[/quote]
Counties have NO legal authority to borrow money. Any lending contract will be void at inception!


Highly misleading...Counties Borrow with National Government's Guarantee. they have been borrowing
VituVingiSana
#26 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2019 9:15:05 AM
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They should buy Sidian Laughing out loudly
[quote=Mastermind]Buying Consolidated Bank of Kenya- an insolvent bank with no capital - does not make sense even if it was being offered to you cheaply.

https://www.businessdail...3246-eg9o8mz/index.html[/quote]
Greedy when others are fearful. Very fearful when others are greedy - to paraphrase Warren Buffett
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