Macdonal George Obudho takes over as KNBS Director General

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has appointed Mr. Macdonal George Obudho as the new Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Director General.

Mr. Obudho has taken over from Mr. Zachary Chege Mwangi who served as KNBS Director General for eight years.

Macdonald G. Obudho joined Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in 1995 and 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 is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics.

Announcing the changes, KNBS remarked that he has risen through the ranks from Statistician III to the current position of Director General. “Mr. 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” the statement read.

From his statistical background, he is experienced in designing and creating different types of statistical household sampling frames. He also served in the KNBS field offices and later coordinated them for many years. 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 abroad.

He serves in a number of Boards including Hazina Sacco Ltd. As a result of exemplary work in design and execution of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Mr. Obudho was honoured with a State Award; The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Obudho served as Director for Population and Social Statistics while his predecessor served as Director for Macro Economics Statistics.

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