Many organizations have a scheme for appreciating and recognizing employees for exemplary service. While in some organizations the scheme is merely an avenue for building a good work environment by motivating employees to achieve higher levels of performance, the Kenya Law's approach to such a scheme is that it is an end in itself - appreciation for exemplary service is a moral debt of gratitude that the employer owes to its employee and the fact that such a scheme would vicariously motivate employees is only incidental.
The terms of the Kenya Law Employee of the Year Award Scheme were developed in 2010 and were soon thereafter adopted by the Council’s Board. The scheme seeks to recognize the achievements and contribution of managers (Team Leaders) and departmental staff (Team Players) who stand out in their exemplary service and contribution to the Council, to appreciate them and to reward them.
Under the scheme, awards are for the following categories:
- Kenya Law Team Leader of the Year
- First Runner-up, Kenya Law Team Player of the Year
- Second Runner-up, Kenya Law Team Player of the Year
- Kenya Law Team of the Year
The Kenya Law Team Player of the Year Award
The Kenya Law Team Player of the Year Award goes to one among members of staff (other than a departmental Team Leader) who having been cited by the departmental Team Leader and evaluated by the Selection Committee, is selected as having attained the highest scoring or created the strongest impression on the basis of action or conduct that:
- Contributes to outstanding and sustained improvements in service and product quality as well as brand image for the Council;
- Significantly improves or enhances the quality of work and the Council’s work environment in ways that make a substantial difference for colleagues, stakeholders and customers;
- Develops creative solutions to operational challenges that result in significantly improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Kenya Law, cost savings and increased revenue ;
- Fosters a work ethic and a corporate culture within the Kenya Law that promotes inter-departmental teamwork, enhances communications and inspires commitment and productivity;
- Represents outstanding and selfless exertion beyond the ordinary call of duty;
- Contributes meaningfully to the betterment of the environment, society and the community at large.
The awardees for each category are given such financial or other rewards and recognition as the Council determines from time to time. The awards are announced and presented during the annual Kenya Law End-of-Year Staff Conference.
Team Leader of the Year 2019 - 2020
Employee: Ms Njeri Githang’a.
Department: Law Reporting Department
The process of picking a team leader is a most difficult task. The whole management team within Kenya Law is exemplary and high performing. We have been able to achieve so much because of the individual contributions from each of the members of the Management team.
Having said that there must be a first amongst equals.
This officer has served Kenya Law diligently over the years and demonstrated leadership at every step of the way.
They are Organised and efficient and have been able to manage a heavy workload and competing interests while at the same time delivering on their mandate. This has been done while maintaining a positive work attitude as well a professional mien.
They are proactive and dependable. This team leader has approached their tasks and responsibilities with zeal and passion and shown that there is always a new way to do things and that improvement of systems and processes is a continuous process.
This Team Leader has a strong work ethic and has shown their commitment to the organisation by putting in long hours of work and demonstrated by the production of quality outputs that meet the standards of the organisation and stakeholders.
They can be relied upon to finalize a task. Execute a duty. Carry forward a programme.
This team leader has been firm but fair in administering their department. The department has seen an increase in efficiency and productivity by virtue of the focus and the team spirit that they have promoted and upheld.
The Team Leader for the year 2019/2020 is Ms Njeri Githang’a.
Team Player of the Year 2019/2020
Employee: Jacinta Moraa Nyang’au
In the year 2019-2020, this officer demonstrated a positive energy towards their duties, is dedicated, selfless in service and has exhibited professional in duty. The officer has remained focused and composed even under a lot of pressure and has been dependable to deliver even outside official working hours. This officer has excelled in duties that cut across in Kenya Law and has taken up extra duties with grace. This officer has cut themselves as the central bond and strived to nurture a positive team spirit in the department.
The officer has made great effort to meet their targets, demonstrated good leadership qualities, a good listener and always willing to learn.
On behalf of the Finance department, I hereby nominate Ms. Jacinta Moraa Nyang’au as Kenya Law employee of the year 2019-2020.
Team Leader, Finance Department
1st Runners Up, Employee of the Year 2019/2020
Employee: Esther Adero
Department: Law Reporting Department
Ms. Adero is a great employee, a valued asset to the department and is so deserving of this award and recognition. She is organized, efficient, and reliable and has a positive attitude towards work. She is able to effectively multi-task to ensure that all tasks assigned are completed in a timely manner. She works tirelessly well beyond a normal work week. Despite the overwhelming amount of work that everyone has to do, she consistently finds ways to handle additional responsibilities. She is a great team player and her willingness to assist others is unequaled.
Ms. Adero leads by example. She does not shy away from challenges. She works tirelessly to raise her level of knowledge of complex problems and takes time to offer solutions. She has a good work ethic and has a good attitude towards all members of staff and management. She is a source of inspiration and encouragement to other employees making her an approachable person to talk to. Her commitment and dedication is indisputable. Like a circle, the pursuit of excellence has no end.
The department salute’s her unwavering commitment to outstanding personal performance!
Team Leader, Law Reporting Department
2nd Runners Up, Employee of the Year 2019/2020
Employee: Judy Nyamu
Department: Human Resources and Administration
The nominee to the department has demonstrated marked improvement in the critical skills that has made them an excellent employee in Kenya Law. They have been doing a good job in their position and is fast becoming an asset. They have willingly offer their assistance and have developed excellent rapport with stakeholders served by our office.
I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Judy Nyamu as a nominee for the team player of the year
Team Leader, Human Resources and Administration Department
Team Player of the Year, 2019/2020
The Nominees for the 2019/2020 Employee of the Year Award were announced at the Annual Kenya Law Staff Conference. The winners under the various departments were as follows;
Innovator of the Year 2019-2020
Department: Laws of Kenya Department.
The Innovator of the year award for the financial year 2019- 2020 goes to a team of dedicated staff recognized for their selfless embrace and nurturing of a novel idea imbedded within Kenya Laws’ strategy that has translated into a viable product that will lead to improved productivity in processes and products that have a positive impact in the department and largely benefit stakeholders and the general public.
The Management team noted that despite competing work demands, the team asserted itself and delivered improved results in their area of specialization. This is in line with Kenya Law’s core value of innovation and creativity in the generation of public legal information.
Join us therefore as we celebrate them jointly and individually for this great achievement.
It now gives my great pleasure to present the Innovator of the Year Award for 2019 – 2020 to the Laws of Kenya Department.
Laws of Kenya Department Team Player of the Year 2019 - 2020
Employee: June Migizi Jumbari
Department: Laws of Kenya Department
The employee is a valued member of the department. They stand out as an employee who has not wavered in their commitment to the department. The employee has been of immense value to the department’s main agenda in ensuring the implementation of the new system for the Laws of Kenya, i.e the Kenyan Legislation Database is successful. This commitment to having the database fully operational and having everyone on board has been an outstanding trait in this financial year.
The service that the departmental member has provided exceeds all expectations. Good organizational capability, being able to work independently and is able to multi-task to ensure completion of tasks in time have been their greatest attributes. Their contribution to the success of the Laws of Kenya department is commendable.
Team Leader, Laws of Kenya Department
Research and Development Department Team Player of the Year, 2019/2020
Employee: Ken Oduor
Department: Research and Development
Since joining Kenya Law, the nominee has shown dedication to his work and the quality of his work output has not been disappointing. The nominee has been especially exemplary in his duties, working long hours to ensure that legal information is disseminated in real time and deadlines are met.
The nominee has proved to be a reliable team player and is always ready and willing to assist whenever other team players need help with their duties. Additionally, he has been consistently taking part in the NCLR’s extra-curricular activities such CSR and sports.
Therefore, the nominee is a model employee whose attitude and principles others should emulate.
I am proud to submit this nomination for Ken Oduor to be recognized as the Team Player of the Year, Research and Development Department.
Team Leader, Research and Development Department
ICT Team Player of the Year 2019/2020
Employee: Patrick Wahome
Department: ICT Department
This employee has shown outstanding and steadfast ability beyond the ordinary call of duty to Kenya Law. The nominee, more often than not, single handedly ensures that the organization’s critical assets are operating optimally and is always at hand to assist with any end user requests.
Calmly, professionally and in a very timely manner, the nominee has shown his prowess in ensuring that normal day-to-day operations of the organization – which as we know is highly digitized – experience minimal downtime. From solving highly technical challenges to basic PICNIC errors, the nominee continues to prove why he is the go-to-guy.
The ICT Department nominee for the employee of the Year Award is Patrick M. Wahome.
Well done Patrick!
Team Leader, ICT Department
Sales Marketing and Customer Care Department Team Player of the Year 2019/2020
Employee: Carolyne Wairimu
Department: Sales Marketing and Customer Care
This employee has shown tremendous improvement in all the functions of the Department. Through their dedication in customer feedback management, Kenya Law got a composite score of 92% and a compliance certificate in Public Complaints resolution from the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman). In 2019/2020 her social media management skills enhanced the institution’s online platform, attracting 2,033 new followers on Twitter and Facebook.
She embodies Kenya Law’s “customer-focus” philosophy and delivers extraordinary service to all clients by going out of her way to ensure their expectations are exceeded. The department is proud of her achievements.
The nominee for the SMCC employee of the Year Award is Carolyne Wairimu
Keep up the good work Carolyne!
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Team Leader, SMCC Department.