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Legal Officer at Nzoia Water Services Company Limited

Nzoia Water Services Company Limited (Nzowasco) was formed under the Companies Act (CAP 486) on 4th February 2004 and became operational a year later on 9th February 2005. Nzowasco is mandated to provide water and sewerage services within the County Governments of Bungoma (Bungoma, Webuye & Kimilili) and Trans Nzoia (Kitale). The services have extended to Kakamega and Busia counties. The company operates five water treatment work at Nabuyole Bungoma county, Kamtiong and Matisi Bungoma county, Kocholia Busia County and Kapolet in cherangani county. They serve Webuye, Kimilili, Bungoma and Kitale towns. A pumping system is used in Nabuyole, Matisi, Kocholia water treatment works and Kapolet and Kamtiong water treatment works are gravity systems.
Job Description


Key responsibilities and accountabilities4

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Legal officer shall perform the following responsibilities;-

  • Responsible for all matters relating to conveyance and litigation of the company.
  • Drafting of agreements, contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions
  • Liasing with external legal advocates on legal matters affecting the company
  • Verifying all contracts agreements, agreements, leases in which the company enters into to ensure compliance
  • Representing the company in legal issues
  • Instituting legal procedures in debt collection
  • Continuously review the laws as they come to ensure that the new compliance issues are captured and complied with.
  • Monitor contractual compliance by the third Parties with whom the Company has contractual relationship.
  • Ensure the maintenance and update the laws of Kenya, regulations, ordinances, policy manuals and distribute all supplements to designated recipients.
  • Reviewing the Company’s Policies and Procedures, Standard Documentation including Contract, HR and Procurement forms to ensure that conform to the various legal and regulatory
  • Assisting in drafting board papers relating to legal issues

Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Law from recognized university
  • Post graduate diploma from the Kenya School of law
  • Two years experience at a corporate level shall be an added advantage
  • Be a member of an Institute of certified public secretary (ICPS)

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