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.