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Maurice Osundwa vows to prioritise welfare of members if elected NAKA chairman

By Mercy Simiyu November 13th, 2023 2 min read

An aspirant in the forthcoming National Auctioneers of Kenya Association (NAKA) polls has undertaken to improve on the welfare of its members if elected.

Maurice Osundwa, who is gunning for the chairmanship post in the NAKA polls set for December 1, 2023, has further highlighted the challenges facing its members.

“Please take your time to think about members’ welfare,” he explained in a communique to his colleagues, which was seen by Nairobi News.

“I have been involved and touched by the health challenges facing our members including depression, stroke and bereavement. I propose to introduce a group medical cover.”

Osundwa, a career marketing consultant, further outlined ideals on how to tap into the association’s wealth of experience.

“NAKA is well end with wealth of experience in practice,” he added.

“As auctioneers, we are the pillar behind the success of financial institutions. A SACCO for our members will go a long way in realizing the investment opportunities for our members. Establishment of a resource centre will help open opportunities into publishing of books and journals for training of future generations. I foresee opportunities in teaching of Auctioneer courses in our universities, having published books will earn the fraternity money now and in retirement.”

The aspirant has also undertaken to establish a physical office for the association, and fast track the amendment of the Auctioneer rules to ensure Auctioneers are paid well.

An auctioneer is a person who manages an auction, or a public sale at which people can bid on items.
It’s the job of an auctioneer to organize the goods for sale at an auction, as well as to oversee the bidding, often encouraging bidders to compete with each other to drive the price up.

Meanwhile, Osundwa is seeking to replace Dennis Kirui as NAKA’s outgoing chairman.

Other board members of the association are Samuel Gathogo, James Josiah, Githaiga Nyalgunga, Geoffrey Kangethe, Felix Apollo, Margaret Anindo, Gladys Mutisya and Leonard Joseph Wanjogu.