Dr Nyakang’o is a holder of a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK. Her Doctoral research was in Strategic Workforce Planning within the Kenyan context. She further holds a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Accounting Option) and an MBA degree (Strategic Management), both from the University of Nairobi. In addition, she a Certified Public Accountant, and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya as a practising member, in good standing.

Dr Nyakang’o has undertaken a wide range of trainings within and outside her line of work. She is a member of the Women on Boards Network after acquiring hands on skills in corporate governance. She is also member of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya, where she mentors young aspiring women professionals. She is a Certified Sacco Professional (CSP) from Strathmore University (2006).

Dr Nyakang’o has broad experience in financial management, administration, strategy, auditing, accounting, tax and human resource management, all gained in a variety of organizations both in public and private sectors. She started her career in the Exchequer and Audit Department (now Auditor General’s Office), (1990-1994) 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 Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) (1995-2000), a regional development state corporation in Western Kenya. In the year in 2000, she worked as a Corruption Preventive officer with the now defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA) before joining Bob Morgan Security Services Ltd as Finance Manager (2001-2002). In the Cooperative sector, she worked as Deputy General Manager of Harambee Sacco Ltd (2003-2006). In the insurance industry, she was Chief Accountant of Corporate Insurance Co.

Before joining KNBS where she has been the Director of Finance and Administration since 2008, she had worked as Finance Director of Africa International University. Dr Nyakang’o  previously practised as M.N.Nyakang’o & Associates before becoming an Associate Partner with MDN KENYA (formerly Muchekehu Nyakang’o & Co) since 2006 whereat she handled attestation functions including systems auditing, business consulting and computerized accounting for a variety of clients.

In her spare time, Dr Nyakang’o plays golf and loves reading factual material.

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