President Uhuru nominates former KNBS Finance Director as new controller of budget

Margaret Nyakang’o has been presented before the Parliament for vetting, after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated her to the position of the country’s new controller of budget.

If she passes the vetting Committee, Nyakango will replace Agnes Odhiambo who’s term ended in August 2019.

Nyakango was among the 15 applicants who had applied to be the new Controller of Budget. Other applicants include; the Acting Controller of Budget Stephen Masha, William Kipkemboi, Abukar Abdirahman, Elizabeth Mwathi, Abiniza Macklin Ogolla, Karen Kandie, Muinde Patrick, Celestine Munda, Justus Nyamunga, James Aloyo, and Leonard Rangala.

Edith King’ori, Duncan Otieno, and Judith Akumu had also been listed as possible candidates.

The PhD holder has previously worked as the Financial Controller for Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA), a regional development state corporation in Western Kenya before shifting to a Preventive Corruption officer with the now-defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA).

She is the current Finance Director at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Dr Nyakang’o is a holder of a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK.