Kukena SACCO SHUTTLES is one of the prominent players in matatu industry in Mt. Kenya with headquarters in Kerugoya. Its shuttles are common in Mt. Kenya region in places like Nyeri, Embu and Thika.
Its booking place in Nairobi is Tea Room and has other booking places in different towns within central region.
Sadly early this year, the giant Matatu Sacco in Mt. Kenya region split over corruption.Today, there is Kukena Sacco shuttles and the splinter group, Kukena Travelers Shuttle Limited, which has been registered as a company rather than as a Sacco.
It is believed that the root cause of the split emanated in 2018 when the management misappropriated a sum of Ksh 58 million. The sitting in management board by then that composed of the chairperson as Jackson Mbuthia, the secretary was Alex Munyi, and Treasurer Michael Kimaru was dismissed.
In Mt.Kenya, Kukena Sacco which is very prominent, was formed in February 1997 after the Michukis rule to have all PSVs registered in a Sacco. It has since registered more than 500 vehicles and many business ventures such as tyre shops, petrol stations, and parcel services, among others.
SACCO belongs to Members but running of the daily activities is tasked to Board of directors.
Currently, David Muriithi chairman of the SACCO , Johnson Munyi is the treasurer and secretary Jason Maragwa.