Uhuru Nominates New Budget Controller

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, November 19, nominated Margaret Nyakang'o as the new controller of budget.

    Ms Nyakang'o is set to be vetted by the Committee on Finance and National Planning before being approved by the head of state.

    Others who had applied for the position include; 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.

    Nominated controller of budget Margaret Nyakang'o

    Ms Nyakang'o was shortlisted for the position together with Edith King’ori, Duncan Otieno, and Judith Akumu.

    The Public Service Commission started the search for a replacement after the exit of Agnes Odhiambo, who was Kenya's first controller of budget.

    Ms Odhiambo had been appointed on August 27, 2011, and her term ended on August 2019. 

    She is a certified public accountant, who holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK.

    The president also nominated former nominated MP Amina Abdalla as Commissioner to Salaries and Remuneration Commission to represent Parliament.