President Uhuru Kenyatta has named the Deputy Controller of Budget, Stephen Masha, the acting budget controller following the exit of Agnes Odhiambo whose eight-year term ended Monday 26th, 2019.

Mr. Masha will hold the position on an acting capacity for a period of 90 days pending a substantive appointment, a gazette notice published on Tuesday read.

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.

Mr. Masha is an executive leader, manager and seasoned finance and management professional with over twenty years of valuable experience in leading and developing successful teams in the public sector, international organizations, private sector, and non-governmental organizations with over fifteen years in Management level.

He 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.