By Staff Reporter
Hazina Sacco Board’s Vice Chair Macdonald George Obudho has been appointed new Director General Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
Macdonald George Obudho who takes over from Zachary Mwangi is set to lead KNBS for a period of 8 years.
Obudho joined KNBS in 1995 and rose through the ranks from Statistician III to the current position of Director-General.
Obudho holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
KNBS in a statement stated that Obudho has vast experience in conducting population and housing censuses including the first ever Kenyan digital census that was conducted in 2019.
“He has competency in designing and carrying out statistical sample surveys and compilation of official statistics. He has successfully spearheaded many surveys in the areas of demography and social statistics,” reads KNBS statement.
“From his statistical background, he is experienced in designing and creating different types of statistical household sampling frames. His experience in top management spans over 13 years and this gives him a rich administrative and technical experience,” reads the statement.
Through his work and the execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Obudho was honored with a State Award, The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).
His experience in top management spans over 13 years and this gives him a rich administrative and technical experience. He has a number of certificates under his name that arise from short and long courses, workshops, conferences and seminars attended both locally and internationally.