President Uhuru Kenyatta has designated Deputy Controller of Budget Stephen Masha to act as Controller of Budget following the expiry of Agnes Odhiambo’s eight-year term.
In a gazette notice dated August 27, President Kenyatta said Mr. Masha will serve for the next 90 days, pending the appointment of a substantive office holder.
“In exercise of powers conferred by section 7(1) of the Controller of Budget Act, 2016, I Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces, designate Stephen Masha to be the acting Controller of Budget for a period of 90 days with effect August 27, 2019,” reads a gazette notice.
Ms. Odhiambo, who boasts 30 years experience in financial management, was appointed the first Controller of Budget in August 2011.
Mr. Masha is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
He holds a masters degree in Finance from Leicester University and a bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University.
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