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Mr. Zachary Mwangi

Mr. Zachary Mwangi

Director General
Director General
Mr. Zachary Mwangi

Mr Zachary Mwangi Chege has over 24 years’ experience in the public service. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors) from University of Nairobi and a Masters of Arts in Economic Policy Management, Makerere University, Uganda. He has expertise in official statistics, strategic management, surveys and censuses implementation, public policy analysis, budgeting, and project management, among others.

Prior to his current appointment as the Director General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), he was the Director of Macroeconomic Statistics, KNBS, from 2008 to 2012. From 1991 to 2008 he worked in the mainstream civil service rising to the position of Chief Economist in the then Ministry of Planning and National Development.
He has coordinated the preparation of various publications including, Annual Economic Survey reports, Annual Statistical Abstract reports, Quarterly GDP reports, Socio Economic Atlas, various survey reports, Public Expenditure Review reports, Quarterly Budget Review reports and District Development Plans.

He has attended various courses and workshops, both locally and abroad, on Regional Integration, Statistical Developments, Public Expenditure Management, Financial Programming and Policies, Risk Management, Quality Management System, Project Management, Macroeconomic analysis and modelling, among others.

 

Mr. Cleophas Kiio

Mr. Cleophas Kiio

Director, Information and Communication Technology
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Mr. Cleophas Kiio
Mr Kiio has a rich experience in ICT Skills drawn from over 20 years of work experience both in Private and Public Sector Institutions. He holds Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration (Strategic Information Systems). He is a certified IT professional in Systems management and is a member of computer society of Kenya (CSK) and Kenya institute of Management (KIM)
Mr Kiio has continuously served in School Boards, and in Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Social Welfare groups and church committees. He heads the Information and Communication Directorate in the KNBS.

Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o

Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o

Director, Finance and Administration
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Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o

Dr Margaret Nyakang’o has broad experience in Financial management, Accounting, Administration, Strategy, Auditing, Accounting, Tax and Human Resource management, all gained in a variety of organizations both in the public and private sectors. Dr Nyakang’o started her career in the National Audit office, where she left at the position of Principal Auditor, having audited Government institutions, local authorities and State corporations as well as donor funded programmes. She later worked as Financial Controller for a key state corporation in Western Kenya, as well as in the now defunct KACA, where she was a Principal Corruption Preventive officer. She has held key positions in the Cooperative sector as Deputy General Manager of a giant national Sacco, as Chief Accountant in the insurance industry, as well as being Finance manager in the security industry. Before joining KNBS in 2008, she worked as Finance Director of Africa International University. She has also in the past managed her own audit practice, M.N.Nyakang’o & Associates, in which she handled attestation functions including systems auditing and computerized accounting for a variety of clients.

Dr Nyakang’o recently completed her Doctorate in Business Administration degree with the University of Liverpool, UK (2016). Before then, she held a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Accounting Option) and an MBA degree (Strategic Management), both from the University of Nairobi. In addition she is a Certified Public Accountant, registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya as a practicing member, in good standing.
Dr Nyakang’o has undertaken a wide range of trainings, both within and outside her line of work. She is a qualified woman Board director with hands on skills in corporate governance and a member of the Women on Boards Network as well as the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya. In her spare time, Dr Nyakang’o plays golf and loves reading factual material.

Mr. James T. Gatungu

Mr. James T. Gatungu

Director, Production Statistics
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Mr James Gatungu
Mr James Gatungu has a vast experience in Statistics, Economics and Data Management Skills drawn from over 20 years of work experience with various Public Sector Institutions. He holds Master of Arts in Economics Policy Management (University of Ghana, Legon) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics and Computer Science) – Moi University). He has attended various Management and Statistical related courses.

Mr Gatungu serves in various school Boards, Community welfare groups and church leadership as a contribution to the betterment of the society. He heads Production Statistics Directorate responsible for coordination, collection, analyses, generation and dissemination of production statistics in the areas of Labour, Industrial, Agricultural, Environment and Nutrition Statistics.

Mr. Macdonald Obudho

Mr. Macdonald Obudho

Director, Population and Social Statistics
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Macdonald George Obudho

Director, Population & Social Statistics
Macdonald George Obudho has worked in Kenya National Bureau of Statistics since 1995 to date. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university.
He has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses, designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. From the statistical background, he has experience in designing different types of statistical household sampling frames. He has been in management for over 16 years that brings about a rich administrative and technical experience. He has a number of certificates under his name that arise from short courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and internationally. The officer is currently pursuing PhD course in Statistics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Mr. Mathew Collins Omondi

Mr. Mathew Collins Omondi

Director, Macroeconomic Statistics

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Mr Collins Omondi
Mr Collins Omondi has a vast experience in Statistics, Economics and Data Management Skills drawn from over 19 years of work experience with the statistics Institution. He holds Master of Arts in Economics (University of Nairobi) and Bachelor of Science in Statistics (University of Nairobi). He has attended and participated in various Macroeconomics statistics related forums both locally and internationally.
He heads Macroeconomics statistics Directorate responsible for coordination, collection, analyses, generation and dissemination of macroeconomic statistics in the following main areas: National Accounts, External sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics, Public Finance, Tourism and migration, and Transport, Storage and Communications statistics.

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Ms. Mary Wanyonyi

Ms. Mary Wanyonyi

Director, Strategy and Development

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Ms. Mary Wanyonyi
Ms. Mary Wanyonyi was appointed as the Director Strategy and Development of Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on an Acting capacity, with effect from December 2015. She is in charge of Policy and Planning, Statistics Standards & Methods, Research and Development, and the National Statistical System (NSS). She is also responsible for the implementation of Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey 2015/16.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development from the International University of Japan (IUJ), (2003) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Computer Programming (Second Class Honours – Upper Division) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, (1994).

Ms. Mary Wanyonyi has vast experience in designing and conducting sample surveys, compilation of official statistics, socio-economic database development and environment statistics. She has a wide range of expertise in poverty and other social statistics analyses. She is the coordinator for the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) and the focal person for the post 2015 Development Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at KNBS. She is a member of the Kenya National Statistical Society (KNSS).

Prior to her appointment as acting Director Strategy and Development, Ms Wanyonyi worked as the Head of food monitoring and environment statistics (2009-2016). She was a core member in designing and developing the Strategic Plan for Agriculture and Rural Statistics (SPARS) in Kenya. She has been involved in designing and implementing major statistical programmes at KNBS, including the Kenya Population and Housing Censuses of 1999 and 2009; and the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey of 2005/06.

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