- Tarus is among the students affected by the Finland education fiasco that saw parents and students taking to the streets to seek justice.
- The graduate, in a video that went viral, was heard boldly pouring her heart out to Governor Jonathan Bii, his deputy John Barorot, and Senator Mandago.
Mercy Tarus, the Uasin Gishu University student who hit the headlines over her bold lecture to leaders over the Finland scholarship fiasco is hopeful that justice will eventually be served.
This is after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) approved the inquiry file forwarded by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
The DPP said Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago is set to face charges of corruption and embezzlement of funds in the scholarship fiasco.
Tarus added that the charges recommended against the leaders involved have taken too long saying they had lost hope.
"I am glad the case has reached this point considering the timeframe it has taken. This case was first taken to EACC in March 2023. It has now been nine months and finally, it has been born. We are expecting the people involved in this scandal are going to be arrested and the full arm of the law will take its course," she said.
She asked that the security agencies involved act according to the law to deliver justice.
The bold 24-year-old accused the top leadership of the county of embezzling funds meant to help the young people in the county.
"Eventually we will get justice, most of us have seen how long it takes for such cases involving such prominent people and how much time it takes in court and that is one of the things that discourage us but we are hopeful that in this case, it will take a reasonable amount of time and justice will be served."
Tarus is among the students affected by the Finland education fiasco that saw parents and students taking to the streets to seek justice.
The graduate, in a video that went viral, was heard boldly pouring her heart out to Governor Jonathan Bii, his deputy John Barorot, and Senator Mandago.
She confronted them over the failed education initiative despite their parents paying out millions.
EACC has been investigating the Sh1.1 billion scholarship programme.
The funds were collected from parents to facilitate a scholarship programme for their children to Finland and Canada.
The Uasin Gishu Overseas Education Trust Fund account is said to have been opened in May 2021 with three officials named as signatories.
The account is said to have received a total of Sh837,855,889 between May 2021 and December 2022 from more than 200 students who travelled to Finland to pursue various courses in various institutions.