Margaret Nyakang’o sworn-in as new Controller of Budget

By Alvin Mwangi On Wed, 4 Dec, 2019 16:53 | < 1 min read
Margaret Nyakango
Ms Margaret Nyakang'o has been sworn-in as the new Controller of Budget. PHOTO | JUDICIARY

Margaret Nyakang’o was on Wednesday sworn in as the second Controller of Budget (CoB) for a term of 8 years replacing Agnes Odhiambo whose term ended on August 27.

Speaking on Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Justice David Maraga urged the newly-appointed CoB to be vigilant and ensure that taxpayers funds are spent prudently.

“You have a tough responsibility to ensure that all government institution across board have spent taxpayers in a transparent manner. It’s a difficult task and every Kenyan is watching you”, said CJ Maraga.

National Assembly’s Finance Committee vetted her last week, saying in their report that she is well-suited for the job.

Members of Parliament approved her nomination on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Nyakang’o is staring at a difficult task with one of her tasking handling counties failure to meet their financial obligations to suppliers.

Previously, the 60-year-old served as a director at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

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