Nairobi 19th November, 2018 – The Kenya Bankers Association held its 2018 edition of the annual KBA Chairman’s Ball dinner last Friday, in what was a colourful forum that brought together a rich mix of public and private sector stakeholders.
Hosted by KBA Chairman – who doubles up as KCB Group CEO – Mr. Joshua Oigara, the event was graced by Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor Ms. Sheila M’Mbijewe, the KBA Governing Council, KBA member banks CEOs, diplomats, Principal Secretaries, legislators, among other high-level sector leaders.
In his remarks, Mr. Oigara said the forum provided a great platform to explore partnerships towards enhancing access to credit and promoting financial inclusion.
Mr. Oigara reiterated the banking industry’s commitment to continue contributing to the national economic development agenda, adding that the industry remains open to suggestions on ways of supporting growth in all sectors of the economy.
KBA Vice Chairman Mr. John Gachora encouraged banks to design more products that speak to the unique needs of youth entrepreneurs.
KBA CEO Dr. Habil Olaka thanked all guests attending the forum, noting that it was the beginning of a journey of closer private-public partnership.
Dr. Olaka commended young men who have benefitted from interest free loans following the 2016 edition of the Ball for establishing successful business ventures.
We take this opportunity to thank our sponsors this year : Telkom Kenya, Quintessence Tailor, Glenmorangie, and Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) for making the event a success.