Kenya Law signs Performance Understanding with Judiciary
April 22, 2015
Kenya Law signed a performance management understanding agreement with its mother institution, the Judiciary, on 15th April 2015. This understanding was signed between the Ag. CEO of Kenya Law, Mr Long’et Terer, and the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga, D.Jur, SC, EGH.
This performance-contracting instrument sets out the obligations of both parties and specifically commits Kenya Law to deliver certain services and products within the Financial Year 2015/2016.
Prior to the signing of this Understanding Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga had received from the Chairman of the Performance Management and Measurement Steering Committee, Hon. Justice David Musinga, the performance measurement and management report which details the manner in which performance contracting will be implemented in the Judiciary. This report is a culmination of many years of introspection within the Judiciary and builds on the following reports:
- The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Committee
- Ethics and Governance Sub-Committee of 2005 (The Onyango Otieno Sub-Committee)
- Ethics and Governance Committee 2008 Report (The Kihara Committee)
- The Taskforce on Judicial Reforms 2008 (The Ouko Taskforce)
The full report may be found here.
The performance of Kenya Law shall be measured on five categories:
- Core business/mandate
- Financial use
- Customer satisfaction
- Innovation and Learning
- Internal business processes
The institutionalization of performance measurement and management in the judiciary will “improve the overall quality of judiciary outcomes through increased efficiency, better decision-making, needs-based resource targeting, increased public confidence and accountability.” (Kihara Committee).