President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Dr. Margaret Nyakango as the Controller of Budget pending scrutiny by the National Assembly.
Dr. Nyakango will have to wait until vetting by parliament’s Finance and Planning Committee before approval by the president.
Dr. Margaret Nyakango currently works as the director of Finance & Administration at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Dr. Nyakango was among 15 applicants shortlisted for the position of Controller of Budget which fell vacant after the expiry of Agnes Odhiambo’s term.
However, from the initial 15-person shortlist, only four nominees made the cut including Edith King’ori, Duncan Otieno, and Judith Akumu.
The Office of Controller of Budget is an independent office overseeing the implementation of the national and county government budgets. Moreover, the office exercises the oversight by authorizing withdrawals from public funds.
On top of that, the holder of the Office serves for a non-renewable term of eight years and are not eligible for re-appointment thereafter.