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Rank of Hustler Fund Subscribers in the 47 Counties [LIST]

  • Nairobi and Kiambu county residents topped the rank of Hustler Fund subscribers in data released by the Cooperative Cabinet Secretary, Simon Chelgui. 

    In data released by the CS on Thursday, December 8, Nairobi was the leading with 1,072,888 subscribers, followed by Kiambu at 624,410 subscribers.

    Nakuru County, on the other hand, recorded 450,194 subscribers.

    Counties that also recorded a high number of subscribers were Machakos (386, 808), Kakamega( 325,924) and Kilifi (321,754).

    Simon Chelugui the Cabinet Secretary nominee for Co-operatives and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development appearing before the National Assembly Committee on Saturday October 22, 2022

    Cooperatives and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development CS Simon Chelugui appearing before the National Assembly Committee on October 22, 2022.

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    On the other hand, Lamu recorded the least number of users at 26,950 subscribers.

    Northeastern counties also recorded the least number of subscribers, with a majority having less than 100,000 subscribers.

    Mandera county had 34,831 subscribers, while Marsabit county recorded 33,881 subscribers.

    According to the data, the fund had 12.8 million subscribers, with 9.3 million subscribers borrowing from the micro loan pool.

    The government disbursed Ksh5.4 billion with Ksh274,000 million collected for the savings scheme.

    In regard to the users, the majority of the borrowers were from age 26 -35 years at 34 per cent, followed by those in the age bracket of 18-25 years at 22 per cent.

    Kenyans over 55 years were the list borrowers at 9 per cent.

    Additionally, most of the borrowers were applying for loans using feature phones. This was put at 51 per cent.

    49 per cent of borrowers were smartphone users.

    An image of a phone user inserting a pin on their mobile.

    An image of a phone user inserting a pin on their mobile phone.

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    Here is the Rank of Subscribers Per County

    1. Nairobi – 1,072,88
    2. Kiambu- 624,410
    3. Nakuru- 450,194
    4. Machakos -386, 808
    5. Meru- 371,622
    6. Kakamega- 325,924
    7. Kilifi- 321,754
    8. Kisumu- 299, 515
    9. Mombasa-  284,282
    10. Bungoma- 281,404
    11. Uasin Gishu -261,605
    12. Kajiado- 248,998
    13. Kisii- 241,962
    14. Kitui- 240, 015
    15. Bomet- 224,806
    16. Narok- 208,607
    17. Makueni- 202,517
    18. Kericho- 201,035
    19. Muranga- 199,113
    20. Nandi- 193,651
    21. Homa Bay- 182,617
    22. Migori- 178,608
    23. Kwale- 178,067
    24. Trans-Nzoia -176,422
    25. Embu- 171,371
    26. Siaya – 168,655
    27. Nyeri- 167,885
    28. Busia- 146,870
    29. Kirinyaga- 139,260
    30. Nyamira- 126,127
    31. Baringo- 104,120
    32. Tharaka Nithi -102,936
    33. Laikipia- 95, 580
    34. Turkana – 95,039
    35. Nyandarua-  92,133
    36. Vihiga- 88,736
    37. Taita Taveta- 77,118
    38. Elgeyo-Marakwet-68,757
    39. West Pokot- 57,665
    40. Garissa- 57,236
    41. Tana River – 52,247
    42. Wajir – 43,377
    43. Samburu- 37,635
    44. Mandera- 34,831
    45. Marsabit- 33,881
    46. Isiolo- 31,681
    47. Lamu-  26,950

Jay Ndungu

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