Margaret Nyakang’o Bio, Age, Career, Husband, Fraud Charges and Net Worth

Margaret Nyakang’o is a veteran accountant, financial manager, and civil servant serving as the Controller of the Budget. She was appointed on the 18th of November 2019 and went on to be sworn in on the 4th of December 2019  becoming the second person to hold the office it was established.

The office she holds is one of the independent offices with a security of tenure not exceeding eight years. Before she was appointed as the Controller of the Budget, the distinguished figure in the finance industry served as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics for a decade.

In our feature, we highlight the successful journey of Margaret Nyakang’o, we also highlight some of the challenges she has faced in her journey including the court cases.

Margaret Nyakang’o Age and Place of Birth

Dr. Margaret was born in 1959 in Kenya, however, her actual date of birth and county of birth are still unclear.

Educational Background

Margaret Nyakang'o Bio

She is an educational Guru holding a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool. She also holds a Master of Business Administration specializing in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi.

On top of that, she is also a Certified Sacco Professional which she earned from the University of Strathmore. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, Certified ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor.

Margaret Nyakang’o Career

Her civil servant and finance journey began in November 1983 after she was hired to serve as the Principal Auditor at the Controller and Auditor’s Office. She served in this capacity for a decade, leaving the position in October 1994.

After a decade of serving at the office of Controller and Auditor, she went on to work with other organizations in Kenya including, the Lake Basin Development Authority, Harambee Sacco Society, Bob Morgan Services Limite, Mitun Business Consulting, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology.

In November 2008,  she was appointed to serve as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. She held the position for a decade, leaving the position in October 2018.

In January 2019 she began a new career as a lecturer at KCA University where she served for a year. Following the exit of Agnes Odhiambo who served as the CoB for a term of eight years. Margaret was among the people who sent the applications to take over from Odhiambo.

On 18th November 2019, she was elected as the best candidate to hold the office by former President Uhuru Kenyatta. After that, she appeared before the parliament vetting committee where she also passed and was sworn into the office on December 4th, 2019.