Kenya Law Marks 14 Years of Excellence at the 6th Annual Staff Conference
September 7, 2016
By Emily Nakhungu and Mutindi Musuva
Kenya Law has radically altered the landscape of the legal profession by making legal information, which was hitherto very difficult if not impossible to source, accessible at the click of a button.
Speaking at the sixthKenya Law annual staff conference,held at the Safari Park hotel on 26th August 2016; Kenya Law CEO/Editor Mr. Long’et Terer outlined the milestones achieved by the institution in only fourteen years.
“In a span of 14 years we have transformed, from a small unit of 15 employees to a semi-autonomous state corporation, blazing the trail and setting standards for legal information institutes not just in Africa but in the world.” He said.
Former Chief Justice and chair of the Council For Law Reporting Dr. Willy Mutunga, who was the chief guest, underscored the instrumental role of Kenya Law in the justice and legal sector as a channel through which the jurisprudence developed by the Judiciary is sifted and disseminated.
The event also served to bid farewell to Dr. Mutunga for his distinguished service as the Chair of the National Council For Law Reporting for the last five years. He expressed confidence in the institution’s leadership and noted that very few institutions have such a blend of experience, diversity, knowledge and goodwill.
“I want you to know that I will always be your ambassador and shall carry the Kenya Law flag wherever I go. It has been an honor serving as your Chairman,” he said.
Other dignitaries present were Council members: Ms. Christine Agimba, Deputy Solicitor General, State Law Office; Mr. Joash Dache – Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Law Reform Commission and the former CEO, Mr. Michael Murungi. Also present was a motivational speaker Dr. Stanley Mukolwe who gave advice on how to achieve a work life balance.
Organized by the HR and Admin Department, the conference brought together all the Kenya Law employees who eagerly gathered to evaluate and celebrate the organizational performance of the previous year and to crown the best performing employees, through the Kenya Law Reward and Recognition Scheme.
The Kenya Law choir lit up the conference with their mix of traditional and contemporary music. The different heads of departments presented their reports highlighting the achievements of the previous year.
The following staff members were recognized for their exemplary performance and discipline:
- Team Leader of the Year – Martin Andago , ICT department
- Employee of the Year -Winnie Mbori, HR and Admin Department
- 1st Runners up – Musa Okumu, Law Reporting Department
- 2nd Runners up – Josephat Ratemo, Finance Department
- Joseph Asige, Sales Marketing and Customer Care Department
- Innovator of the Year - Julie Mbijiwe, Laws of Kenya Department.
- Team player of the Year, Law Reporting Department – Musa Okumu
- Team player of the Year, HR and Admin Department – Winnie Mbori
- Team player of the Year, ICT department – Kenneth Momanyi
- Team player of the Year, Research and Development Department – Siphira Gatimu
- Team player of the Year, Laws of Kenya Department - Julie Mbijiwe
- Team Player of the Year, Sales Marketing and Customer Care Department-Joseph Asige
- Team Player of the Year , Finance Department- Josephat Ratemo.