HR Practitioners Meet To Brainstorm Over
Emerging Issues In The Sector
By. Key Arucy
he symposium for Heads of HR
in the Commissions and State
Corporaons in Kenya was held
at the Kenya School of Government,
th th
Matuga Campus from 26 to 27 July 2018.
The two days symposium organised by
the Kenya School of Government aracted
over 150 parcipants from the public sector
and county government. The forum
brought together HR professionals in the
public sector to share experiences and
brainstorm on emerging issues that require
urgent aenon to restore sanity and
effecve service delivery in the sector. It
provided an opportunity to reflect on how
the HR funcon has contributed to the
current performance status in the public
sector and what should be done to address
the registered concerns and challenges.
The key speakers at the forum were
Mrs. Jane Mugambi; Secretary, State
Corporaons Commiee, Hon. Sana
Kwekwe; Principal Secretary, Ministry of
Public Service, Youth and Gender (PSYG), Dr.
Alice Otwala; Secretary and CEO, Public
Service Commission and Ann Gitau; CEO,
Other speakers included Lady Jusce
Maureen Onyango, Principal Judge,
Employment and Labour Relaons Court;
Mr. Simon Angote, Director, Ministry of
PSYG; Nancy Gathungu, Oce of the
Auditor General; Ms Dorcas Wainaina, CEO,
Instute of Human Resource Management
(IHRM) and Dr. Ludeki Chweya, Director
General Kenya School of Government.
The Objecve of the Symposium was to
sensise the parcipants on the role of HR
funcon in the realisaon of Vision 2030. It
was emphasised that under the Vision 2030
blueprint, the HR funcon is expected to
ensure improved performance in all
aspects of the Public Service by devising
ways to inculcate Public Service values,
ethics and transformave leadership.
Powering the Big Four Agenda Through Trade
By. Lucian Mue
he Export Promoon Council
(EPC) in collaboraon with the
State Department for Trade
and other State agencies held its 2nd
Kenya Trade Week and Exposion 2018,
from the 30th July to 3rd August 2018 at
the Kenyaa Internaonal Convenon
Centre (KICC).
T h e ev e n t wa s g ra c e d b y Hi s
E xc e l l e n c y t h e D e p u t y
President of the Republic of
Kenya, William Ruto, the
C a b i n e t S e c r e t a r y f o r
I n d u s t r y , T r a d e &
Cooperaves Honorable
Peter Munya as well as the
Principal Secretary for Trade,
Dr. Chis Kiptoo. The trade
week is held annually and is
dedicated to highlighng
trade related acvies and
presents a sector situaonal
analysis for evaluaon and interrogaon of
the export sector performance. This year's
event, presented a unique opportunity to
engage and understand crical iniaves
and trade dynamics affecng stakeholders.
Key deliberaons affecng the industry
were presented during the well-structured
panels throughout the week. The exhibion
served to showcase Kenyan products as
well as supplement discussions on trade
in Kenya.
Kenya Copyright Board was among
government agencies that exhibited
during the event. It partnered with
other government agencies involved in
the fight against piracy. These included
Ancounterfeit Agency (ACA), Kenya
Revenue Authority (KRA), Pharmacy
and Poisons Board and Kenya Bureau of
Standards (KEBS) among others.
Counterfeit and pirated products
put the health and safety of consumers
worldwide at risk while robbing
g o v e r n m e n t s , b u s i n e s s e s a n d
communies of tax revenues, profits
and legimate jobs. Every year, Kenya
loses an esmated Sh200 billion to
counterfeit and illicit goods trade. The
nature of counterfeing and illicit trade
is such that it tends to thrive where gra
and corrupon is entrenched.