President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed former Deputy Controller of Budget, Stephen Masha, as the new budget controller following the exit of Agnes Odhiambo whose term ended on Monday.
According to a gazette notice published on Tuesday, Masha will hold the position on an acting capacity for a period of 90 days pending a substantive appointment.
The notice stated in part: “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.”
Masha is a certified public accountant as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
The new appointment follows the expiry of Agnes Odhiambo’s eight-year term.