The Controller of Budget was amongst a host of public figures honored by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta during Jamhuri Day celebrations held at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi on December 12th 2021.

She was amongst the over thirty personalities ranging from Senators, Members of Parliament, Principal Secretaries, military Generals, brigadiers and state officials who were conferred the First Class: Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) in recognition of their distinguished and outstanding services rendered to the country.

Awards, in form of Orders, decorations and medals are awarded by the President upon the advice of a National Honours and Awards Committee in the President’s office. Individuals are nominated for awards by district committees, government ministries, religious organizations, non-governmental organizations and others.

The Order of the Burning Spear is divided into three classes; Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS), The Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) and The Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).

The OCOB fraternity congratulates Dr Margaret Nyakang’o, CBS for this prodigious achievement. This significant award is not only hers but indeed for the entire Office of the Controller of Budget. It is attributed to selfless dedication to exceptional performance by the OCoB team.