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Margaret Nyakang’o Biography: Age, husband, Education, Career, Arrest, Salary, & Net Worth

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Kenya’s controller of budget Mrs Margaret Nyakango is a professional accountant, financial manager, and a veteran civil servant in the Ministry of Finance. She recently came to the limelight for disclosing gross misuse of public resources at the government level. Margaret Nyakang’o biography tells us more.

Appointed on November 18th, Mrs Nyakang’o assumed office on December 4th, 2019. Her career journey has not been an easy one ever since.

Margaret Nyakang’o profile summary

Real namesMargaret Nyakango
Birthday1959
Age64 years
TribeKisii
NationalityKenyan
HusbandDavid Nyakang’o
SonTuesday Nyakang’o
EducationThe University of Liverpool
CareerCertified Public Accountant
Net worthKsh. 100 million

Margaret Nyakang’o Biography

Arrested in Mombasa County alongside 10 others, Mrs Nyakakang’o was arraigned in Mombasa Law Court on December 5, 2023.

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Presented before the chief magistrate are four counts to which she pleaded not guilty.

In the end, she was released on a Ksh. 2 million bond with the option of a similar surety of Ksh 500,000 cash.

How old is Marget Nyakang’o?

Born in 1959, Margret Nyakang’o age is 64 years as of 2023. The exact dates of her birthday are not yet public.

Margaret Nyakang’o family comprises a lovely husband David Nyakango and a hunky son Tuesday Nyakang’o.

Educational background

Margret Nyakango is an alumni of the University of Liverpool with Doctorate qualifications in Business Administration. Besides, she is a Master of Business Administration graduate from the University of Nairobi where she majored in Strategic Management.

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Additionally, Mrs Nyakang’o is a Certified Sacco Professional from the University of Strathmore. She is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, Certified ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor.

Margret Nyakang’o career history

Nyakang’o started her career journey in 1983 working as a Principal Auditor at the Controller and Auditor’s Office. She served in this capacity for a decade.

In October 1994, she proceeded to work in other organizations among them the Lake Basin Development Authority, Harambee Sacco Society, Bob Morgan Services Limited, Mitun Business Consulting, and Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology.

Between 2008 and 2018, she served as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). 

In January 2019, she began a new career as a lecturer at KCA University where she served for a year. 

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In December 2019, Mrs Nyakango replaced Agnes Odhiambo as the controller of budget.

The office she now holds is one of the independent offices with a security of tenure not exceeding eight years. 

She previously worked as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

She is set to exit her CoB role in 2027.

Margaret Nyakang’o net worth and salary 

Dr. Margaret Nyakango’s monthly salary is estimated at Ksh. 400,000 excluding lucrative perks and tokens of allowances.

On the other hand, the net worth of Margaret Nyakango is about Ksh. 100 million.

YearNet worth
2023Ksh. 100 million
2019Ksh. 68 million

Marget Nyakang’o biography brings into light one of the most powerful Kisii women in Kenyan politics.

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