Co-operative Society Values and Principles-Kenya

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A co-operative is meant to embody the following values and principles:

  1. Self help
  2. Honesty
  3. Openness
  4. Equality
  5. Equity
  6. Responsibility
  7. Democarcy
  8. Efficiency
  9. Effectivness
  10. Transparency
  11. Accountability
  12. Solidarity

The principles of co-operatives in Kenya are stated under Section 4(b) of the Co-operative Societies Act Chapter 490,Laws of Kenya. They include:

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Economic participation by members
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Co-operation among co-operatives
  6. Concern for community in general

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