Best Performance & Long Service Awarded
Fifty six Daystar University employees were presented with performance and long service awards at a luncheon held on July 6, 2017, at the Athi River Campus. The event was hosted courtesy of the Human Resource Department. Twenty one received the Best Performers Awards while 34 employees were presented with Long Service awards.
Speaking to the employees, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Timothy Wachira said he valued the people God has granted to work with him. “I am proud of you and I pray for you most of the time,” he revealed as he called on those who received the awards to ensure that next year they will still be among those who shall be awarded.
The DVC Finance and Administration Mr. Jomo Gatundu said that seeing the performance awards actualized made him a happy man. “The purpose of life is not to win but to grow and to share,” he said.
The Chief Human Resource Manager Mr. Pius Muia congratulated the staff members for their continued hard work in their various areas. “If it were not for the sacrifices that some of you have made, many of us would not be working at Daystar today,”he said.
The Performance Management Validation committee chairperson, Dr. Martha Kiarie assured the Vice Chancellor that Daystar employees were doing well compared to other institutions and that they maintained high levels of discipline”. She urged department heads to hand in their departmental performance evaluations within the stipulated time.
Among those who were awarded was Mrs. Hellen Ogodo from the Corporate Affairs and Marketing Department who scoped the overall Best Performer Award, Dr. Sylvia Tuikong from Quality Assurance, Mr. Justus Katiku from Procurement, and Mrs. Jennifer Kinoti from Finance. The four gave speeches on behalf of fellow awardees.
Dr. Sylvia Tuikong acknowledged the support she had received from colleagues, saying that without that she would not have grown professionally and spiritually as she did in the last 10 years. Mrs. Jennifer Kinoti, the best performer in Finance Department attributed her success to the great mentorship she received from her superiors who enabled her to flourish in her career while Mrs. Hellen Ogodo who has been in Daystar for the last 25 years spoke about her long and tough journey and how the Lord had enabled her to achieve much. She revealed that pressing towards the mark of the high calling has been her motto. Mr. Justus Katiku who was awarded for 30 years of service could not express enough about what the Lord had done for him while at Daystar. For him, the prospect of getting sufficient water on Athi River is answered prayer.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor requested all departments to sign their performance contracts by the end of July 2017.