Mara University VC to face DCI over expose

In Summary

• Walingo is expected to explain how the university withdrew more than Sh190 million from the university bank's account without following due process.

• The corruption scandal showed how top officials including the VC pocketed money unlawfully.

Maasai Mara University students leave the institution after it was closed indefinitely following ethnic violence on Nov 30, 2015
Maasai Mara University students leave the institution after it was closed indefinitely following ethnic violence on Nov 30, 2015

Maasai Mara University VC Mary Walingo is expected to will present herself to DCI headquarters for grilling.

This comes after an expose by a local daily dubbed "Mara Heist". The expose alleged that the university officials were squandering institute's funds.

Walingo  is expected to explain how the university withdrew more than Sh190 million from the university bank's account without following due process.

Informers wrote their statement at DCI alleging that university's money was being money misspend.

he corruption scandal showed how top officials including the VC pocketed money unlawfully.

The university council officials will also appear to DCI on Thursday for a probe.

The Kenya Universities Staff Union and the University and Academic Staff Union said after the expose that Walingo is unfit to occupy public office.

Uasu secretary-general Constantine Wasonga asked Walingo to step aside to allow for investigations.

 

Kusu secretary-general Charles Mukhwaya said the professor, who is accused of presiding over runaway graft at the institution, fails to inspire confidence and should step aside until she is cleared by investigating authorities.

"She demonstrated that she will go an extra mile to have staff standing on her gravy train route harmed," he said.