CPA Dr. Margaret N. Nyakang’o

Controller of Budget

Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o was appointed the Controller of Budget in the Republic of Kenya on 4th December, 2019 among others, to oversee and report on implementation of the budgets of the National and County Governments to the National Assembly, Senate, County Assemblies and the Executive on a quarterly basis.  She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK.  Her doctoral research thesis was on Strategic Workforce Planning within the context of the Kenyan Public Service.

She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, both from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Nyakang’o is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Practising Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. She is also a member of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya and an active member of the Women on Boards Network with hands-on skills in corporate governance.

Dr. Nyakang’o has broad experience in Finance and Accounting, Strategic Management, Auditing, Tax, and Human Resource Management; all gained from working in numerous organisations both in the public and private sectors in Kenya. Her experience spans over thirty years, during which she has distinguished herself as a person of impeccable integrity with a wide range of skills and expertise; all rolled-up into a powerhouse of demonstrable positive change.

Dr. Nyakang’o has undertaken training both within and outside her line of profession in various disciplines including among others, Enterprise Risk Management, Quality Management Systems, Public Finance Management, and Corporate Governance. She is passionate in mentoring and coaching young aspiring women professionals. She is both a Certified Online Trainer and a Certified Professional Coach.

Dr. Nyakang’o  is an experienced  Board Trustee having served in several Retirement Benefits Schemes, the most recent being the  Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme. She has also been a Board Member in the Institute of Pension Management. Further, she has served at the Vet Labs Sports Club Board and was a member of the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights Audit and Risk Committee. Other than having been an independent consultant, Dr. Nyakang’o also shared and disseminated her wealth of experience as a lecturer at KCA University, where she integrated academic theory into the practical world of business. She has authored several publications with some in progress. In her spare time, she plays golf and loves reading factual materials.

CPA Stephen Masha

Deputy Controller of Budget

Mr Masha holds a Master of Science in Finance from Leicester University, a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), where he recently served as the Convener of ICPAK’s Public Finance Sub-committee and a member of the Devolution and Branches Workstream and the Public Policy and Governance Committee.

Mr Masha has over 25 years of experience in the finance and accounting sector, having worked as the Director, County Fiscal Affairs at the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) before joining the Office of the Controller of Budget. Prior to joining CRA, he worked as the Regional Chief Fiscal Analyst at USAID, Audit Manager at Action Aid Kenya, Internal Auditor at Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) and Auditor at Price Waterhouse (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). He has worked in multicultural environments and the public sector at the senior management level and is highly experienced in policy formulation, financial analysis and management, budget formulation and implementation, auditing, procurement processes and fiscal decentralisation.

Mr Masha is a member of the Geneva-based UNAIDS Advisory Group (UAG) on AIDS Response Financing. He has also served as an expert at the UN Expert Group Meeting on budgeting and planning to support effective institutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2019. He has also provided expert opinions on several World Bank publications on Kenya’s economic performance and is a well-reputed public finance expert in Kenya.

Mr Masha has attended several professional workshops both locally and internationally in leadership, financial analysis, program management, leadership, procurement, and training of trainers. He has also performed several short-term assignments in several countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zambia, Iraq and the United States of America.

CPA Macklin Ogolla

Director, Corporate Services

Mr. Ogolla holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from Moi University and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Finance from Maastricht. He is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA). He is also a Board Member of the Public Sector Accounting Standard Board (PSASB).

He has extensive training in Fiscal Decentralization, Debt Sustainability Analysis, and Budget Coding and Classification from the World Bank Institute. Mr. Ogolla has also been trained on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (ISRS & IPSAS) from Public Administration International Sector (PAI) London and received ICT training at Oracle University.

Mr. Ogolla is an experienced Finance expert with a track record of success in developing operational financial management information systems, processes and procedures, managing daily ministry budgeting, financial management and accounting functions. He has participated in various National projects such as World Bank El-Nino and Emergency Drought Recovery Projects and operationalization of the IFMIS at the National Treasury.

Mr. Ogolla has over 28 years’ work experience gained from his previous positions as Assistant Director of Budget and Assistant Accountant General at the National Treasury. He also served as Chief Finance Officer in the Ministry of Industrialization as well as a Board Member of the Kenya Industrial Estates Limited.

Joshua Musyimi

Director, Research and Planning

Mr. Musyimi has over 25 years of professional experience in the public sector. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Computer Science from Kenyatta University.

He has had extensive training in Data Analysis, Census and Survey Processing as well as Economic Analysis. Mr. Musyimi previously worked for UN Women, Kenya Country Office as the Gender Statistics Adviser to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Before joining the UN Women, Kenya Country Office, Mr. Musyimi was the Director, Research and Planning at the Office of the Controller of Budget for six years. Previously, he worked as the Manager Research and Development in the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, and as Principal Economist/Statistician in the then Ministry of State for Planning and National Development and Vision 2030.

He also had a stint at the Policy and Strategy Unit, State House and was attached to the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) as part of the team that developed the Kenya Vision 2030. Mr. Musyimi is a member of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Rodah Rutto

Ms. Rhoda Rutto

Director, Legal Services

Ms. Rhoda Rutto is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Dar-e-salaam (Tanzania) in Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelors of Law from Moi University. She is a member of both the Law Society of Kenya and the East Africa Law Society. She has also earned professional certificates in the areas of Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Company Secretarial duties.

Ms. Rutto previously worked at the Office of Attorney General and Department of Justice as a State Counsel and the Judiciary where she was a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Kenya. Prior to joining the Office of the Controller of Budget Ms. Rutto was the Deputy Director, Legal Services at the Teachers Service Commission. She brings in a wealth of experience from the Public Service.

CPA Joseph Tulula

Chief Internal Auditor

CPA Tulula holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degrees both from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya [ICPAK] and Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya.

CPA Tulula has over 25 years’ of experience in Auditing, Finance, and Management. He is a seasoned auditor and finance expert, specifically in Risk Management, reviewing the internal control systems and implementing computerized financial systems. He is a trained Lead Auditor for ISO quality management system.

He previously worked for Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development as Chief Internal Auditor where he developed policies and procedures of internal audit and changed the auditing system from pre-audits to risk based audit. He also worked at Kenya Bureau of Standards as Manager, Finance and Accounts spearheading change in the accounting system from manual to computerized system. Mr. Tulula also previously worked at Defense Forces Canteen Organization as an Internal Auditor and Office of the Auditor General as an Auditor.

Mr. Tulula has also attended various management and auditing seminars and workshops including Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) at the Kenya School of Government, and Performance Management and Transformative Leadership.

CPA Patrick Kamore

Chief Fiscal Analyst National Government

CPA Kamore is currently the Chief Fiscal Analyst National Government in the Budget Implementation Directorate. This Directorate is responsible for coordinating and providing leadership in overseeing implementation of the budgets of National and County Governments by ensuring accuracy of documents for withdrawal requests from Public Funds, (Consolidated Fund, Equalization Fund and County Revenue Fund), Coordinating preparation of quarterly, annual and special reports to the legislature and executive on implementation of the budgets of the national and county governments, among others.

Some of the key achievements by CPA Kamore under the current position includes development of systems and procedures to guide authorization of withdrawals from Public Funds, collaboration with stakeholders on public finance matters to improve budget implementation, publication of budget implementation information through quarterly Budget Implementation Review Reports. The Budget Implementation Review Reports are shared with research, professional and academic institutions and disseminated to the public through Huduma Centres, County information dissemination centres and Controller of Budget Website.

Mr. Kamore has contributed immeasurably in the development of a number of policies, regulations and programs which have had a significant impact not only in the Controller of Budget office but in Kenya. Before joining the Controller of Budget office, CPA Kamore worked with Family Bank Kenya Ltd for over period of 10 years, where he rose through ranks from Management Trainee to a Branch Manager. CPA Kamore has vast experience in finance, institution operations and management, leadership management, financial data analysis, report writing and trainer of trainers. Before

CPA Kamore has a Master Degree in Business Administration, (Finance Option), Bachelor Education (Arts) in Economics and Business Studies, from the University of Nairobi and is a registered accountant with Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. In his career, Mr. Kamore has attended several finance and management courses, seminars, workshops in Kenya and South Africa.

CPA Mark Kipkoech

Chief Fiscal Analyst County Governments

Mr. Kipkoech holds Master of Economics from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyatta University. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).

He is experienced in the finance industry having previously worked in the finance and accounting sections at Amana Capital Ltd, Lukenya Getaway Ltd, and at Trustmark Insurance Brokers Ltd.

He has had extensive training in investment banking, management and administration of retirement pension schemes, accounting for public and private entities, public finance, public procurement, data analysis and report writing, management and administration. Before joining OCOB, he was the Finance and Compliance Manager at Amana Capital Ltd and was appointed Pension Administrator of the Amana Personal Pension Scheme and the Amana Umbrella Pension Scheme in line with the requirements of the Retirement Benefits Authority.

Mrs. Irene Arimi

Chief Manager HR and Administration

Ms. Arimi holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in HR from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU). She also holds a Bachelors’ degree in HR Management and Higher National Diploma in HR both from the University of South Africa (UNISA) as well as a Certificate in Executive Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management.

Ms. Arimi has over 16 years’ experience in Human Resource. Previously she worked at the Kenya Methodist University as Administrative Officer – HR, at the William J. Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative [CHAI] in Papua New Guinea as HR Coordinator and at Marketing, Travel and Credit Consultancy (MTC), Botswana as Products and Services Manager. She has also worked with Deloitte, South Africa/Botswana as HR Management Assistant.  She is a member of the Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM).

Ms. Judith Muli , CISA®

Chief Manager Information Communication and Technology

Ms. Muli holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Nairobi, a Master in Business Administration (Strategic Management option) from Moi University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a PhD program in Information Technology at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor®   (CISA) and certified with Microsoft partner university.

Judith has extensive professional training and 20 years work experience in information systems and technology management, training and mentorship, and research. She previously worked as a lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology [JKUAT]. Prior to that, Judith worked and consulted in the field of computing with individuals and various organizations both in the public and private sector. Some of the National projects Judith has been engaged include being the research team leader in the development of e-government strategic plan 2008-2012 Kenya, Country field Manager in ResearchICTafrica.net 2007–SME E-access and e-usage for WSIS–Tunis and the research project coordinator for Communication Commission of Kenya Research – Internet Market Study for Kenya 2006.

She is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Computer Society of Kenya [CSK], Internet Society (ISOC), Kenya Chapter, a lister with Kenya ICT Action Network [KICTANet].

FPRSK Stephen Otieno Wangaji

Chief Manager, Public Relations & Communications

Mr. Wangaji is a PhD candidate of Social Transformation in Governance at Tangaza University College. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) from Egerton University, a Post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Geography, both from The University of Nairobi.

He is a skilled Public Relations practitioner with over twenty years’ experience in Journalism and Public Relations in the Public, Private and Civil Society sectors in Kenya, and sits in the board of the Centre for Corporate Governance Alumni Network.

A Fellow of the Public Relations Society of Kenya, Mr. Wangaji is a former president of the East Africa Public Relations Association (EAPRA), former Vice Chairman of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) and the 2012 recipient of the PRSK Golden Honors Award for significant contribution to the PR industry in the region.

He previously worked as Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the National Hospital Insurance Fund and at Egerton University as Public Relations and Marketing Manager. He also worked at The Pyrethrum Board of Kenya as Public Relations Manager and at BAT Kenya as Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CORA) Assistant.

CPA Pamela Okatch

Chief Manager Finance and Account

CPA Pamela holds a Master of Business Administration [Finance Option] and a Bachelor of Commerce degree [Finance Option] from the University of Nairobi and Catholic University of Eastern Africa respectively. She is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK). She is a Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) Finalist.

She is also a Board Member of the AWAK and the Chair of Public Finance Management (PFM) Committee and Vice Chair Finance & Strategy Committee at AWAK.

Pamela has over 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance field. She is well versed in accounting systems and practice and has attended various courses of professional training, conferences and workshops both locally and overseas in her line of profession in various disciplines including among others; Financial Management, Accounting, Tax, Public Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Budgeting, Government Finance Statistics.

She is passionate in mentoring and coaching young aspiring women professionals. Previously, she worked for the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) as Head of Finance and Administration and Jaribu Credit Traders Limited as a Senior Accountant.

Mr. Boniface Ikumu Chimwani

Chief Manager, Supply Chain Management

Mr. Ikumu holds a Master of Science in Procurement and Logistics, Bachelors in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, both from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Mount Kenya University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D) programme in Supply Chain Management at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He also holds Post-graduate Diplomas in Law from the Kenya School of Law, Final Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management from the Kenya School of Government Mombasa and Foundation Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management from the Kenya School of Government Baringo. He has also attended various management seminars and workshops including Senior Management Course (SMC) at the Kenya School of Government Nairobi.

He is a member in good standing of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) where he currently serves as a Member of the Institute’s Legislative Committee.

Mr. Ikumu has extensive professional training and over twenty-five years work experience in supply chain management and training, logistics management and legal research. He served in the special committee de-linking the Directorate of Public Prosecutions from the State Law Office in 2011 to current Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and the Honorable Attorney-General’s Task Force creating the Business Registration Services (BRS) as a body corporate.

He previously worked at the Department of Defence, Kenya Police Department, the State Law Office (Office of Attorney General and Department of Justice), Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Kenya Police Service, State Department of Interior and Citizen Services where he held various positions. Prior to joining the Office of the Controller of Budget Mr. Ikumu was an Assistant Director, Supply Chain Management Services at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government; he was on secondment at the Teachers Service Commission. He brings in a wealth of experience from the Public Service.