Explain the role played by consumer co-operative societies in Kenya today.

Role of consumer co-operatives.

  • Provide members with goods and services at fair prices and of good quality
  • Protect members against exploitation, inefficient and dishonest trade practices by individual retailers
  • Provide channel through which ideas regarding quality and use of products can be propagated
  • Bring services to remote areas where independent traders are afraid.
  • Accept members deposits and assists them to buy or acquire land by purchase or lease.
  • Remove excess profits enjoyed by independent traders and pass the same to the members.



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