Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography: Age, Party, Education, Family, Husband, Photos, Net Worth and Latest News

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Here is Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography, the Controller of Budget of the Republic of Kenya1. She was nominated to the position by former President Uhuru Kenyatta on 18th November 2019, and she is the second person to serve in that capacity since the office was established. She was sworn into office on 4th December 2019 after been approved by Parliament the previous day.

She succeed Agnes Odhiambo whose eight-year non-renewable term ended in August that year.

In this biography, we will show you Dr Margaret Nyakang’o’s age, Husband, education, family, photos, net worth, latest news, and more information pertaining to the Controller of Budget of the Republic of Kenya.

Who is Dr Margaret Nyakang’o?

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o is the Controller of Budget of the Republic of Kenya.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o was born in 1959, and comes from Kisii County.

She is a member of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya, where she mentors young and aspiring women professionals.

She is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

She was a director at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

She was the Financial Controller at Lake Basin Development Authority.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Personal Details, Age

Real NamesMargaret Nyakang’o
Date of Birth1959
Place of BirthKenya
School Name
University/College NameUniversity of Nairobi,
University of Liverpool,
Strathmore University
ProfessionController of Budget of the Republic of Kenya,

Lecturer at KCA University teaching Public Sector Finance,

Director of Finance at the Africa International University in Karen,

Director of Finance and Administration at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics,

Deputy General Manager of Finance and Strategy at Harambee Sacco,

Finance and Administration Manager at Bob Morgan Services Ltd,

Principal Officer at the Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority,

Financial Controller at Lake Basin Development Authority,

Mitun Business Consulting Limited,

Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
HusbandDavid Nyakang’o
Facebook Page
Instagram Account
Twitter Handle
Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Education Background

Year School/University/CollegeAward
1983University of NairobiBachelor of Commerce in Accounting
2005 – 2007University of NairobiMasters in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management
2010 – 2016University of LiverpoolDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration
CDI AfricaCertified Professional Coach Diploma
2005 – 2006Strathmore UniversityCertified Sacco Professional certificate – World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K)
Certified ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor – SGS

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography Education History

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Employment History

2019 – 2027Government of KenyaController of Budget of the Republic of Kenya
Jan 2019 – Dec 2019KCA UniversityLecturer – Public Sector Finance
Nov 2008 – Oct 2018Kenya National Bureau of StatisticsDirector of Finance and Administration
Nov 1983 – Oct 1994Controller and Auditor’s General OfficePrincipal Auditor
Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography Employment History

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Husband

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o is married to David Nyakang’o.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Family

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o is married to David Nyakang’o and they have one child.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Wedding

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o is married to David Nyakang’o.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Net Worth

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o financial net worth is KES 68 million as at November 2019. Her estimate includes half of the value of her family home, which she acquired through a mortgage.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Age

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o is 65 Years Old as of 2024 having been born in 1959 in Kenya.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Children

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o has one son named Tuesday Nyakang’o.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Photos

Here is Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography photo gallery.

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography Photos, Source: Twitter

More interesting things about Dr Margaret Nyakang’o Biography

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o blamed the disregard for budgets for the mounting pending bills in Kenya, which have crossed the KES 150 billion mark.

In her position, she is tasked to approve the release of cash from the Government’s Main Account (the Consolidated Fund Services) to the Ministries, Counties and State Agencies.

While appearing before the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO), she claimed that the National Treasury had inflated her salary budget three times, contrary to what she is paid. This she says is a case similar to other government officials. The resultant effect is high cost of living in the country.

When appearing before the Parliamentary Public Petitions Committee on March 7th 2023, she revealed how she was put under pressure to release KES 15 billion days before the 2022 General Elections. She also said that she was threatened to release KES 6 billion for the purchase of Telcos and KES 9.5 billion from the annuity fund a few days before the elections.

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  1. The Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) is an independent office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya with the core mandate being to oversee implementation of the budgets of the National and County Governments by authorizing the withdrawal from public funds.

    The roles of The Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) are:
    1. Oversight Role
    2. Investigation Role
    3. Controlling Role
    4. Public Sensitization Role
    5. Reporting Role
    6. Advisory Role
    7. Arbitration/Mediation Role

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