The Star (Nairobi)

6 February 2013

Kenya: New Law for HR Managers Takes Effect

Human resource managers must now have a practicing certificate as part of the regulations among HR professionals in Kenya.This comes barely a month after the HR Management Professionals Act received the president's assent on December 31.

The Act stipulates that one shall be eligible for registration as a HR Management professional only if such a person is of good conduct, has paid prescribed fees and has successfully undergone a prescribed certificate, diploma/degree or research course and passed the requisite examination.

"The Act entrenches the Institute of HR Management (IHRM) into the laws of Kenya as the legal body responsible for the promotion and maintenance of standards in HR practice within Kenya," the Institute of Human Resource Management chairman,Paul Kasimu said told a media briefing yesterday.

He said all HR practitioners must henceforth adhere to the professional code of conduct and ethics.

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