• Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) interrogated Senator Jackson Mandago on the county's scholarship fraud on Tuesday, August 1.
  • Bii has dissociated himself from the issue in which it is claimed that millions of students' funds were misused by urging Mandago to come clean.
  • The two got together to discuss the dispute over the Canada-Finland scholarship.


Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) interrogated Senator Jackson Mandago

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) interrogated Senator Jackson Mandago on the county's scholarship fraud on Tuesday, August 1.


Mandago obeyed the notice of arrest and showed up at EACC on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. to explain.


The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is also conducting an inquiry, but this one is different and is being handled by the EACC.


A group of demonstrators held a rally in Eldoret Town earlier on Tuesday in response to the story. The demonstrators stated that they desired a monetary return.


Also instructed to record testimonies with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Eldoret were more than 300 parents.


While the parents participated in the peaceful demonstrations, police prevented them from entering Governor Jonathan Bii's office.


Mandago, however, asserted his innocence in the Finland education fraud, claiming that he did not defraud the programme of any money.


What Mandago was asked to clarify regarding the situation is unclear. The investigation, according to sources, is still underway.


When Mandago left the EACC questioning room, he attributed the events to politics. "The programme is ethical and pure. All of them are political," he declared.


The contentious multi-million-shilling Uasin Gishu scholarship project had already devolved into a blame contest between Governor Bii and Mandago at this point.


Bii has dissociated himself from the issue in which it is claimed that millions of students' funds were misused by urging Mandago to come clean.


Mandago said that when he vacated the position of governor following the election last year, he gave his successor, Bii, complete control over the county's operations.


"I am accountable for all of my mistakes, whether intentional or unintentional. I can't back out of a plan I started," he remarked.


The two got together to discuss the dispute over the Canada-Finland scholarship. Deputy Governor John Barorot, Nominated Senator Margaret Kamar, MPs Janet Busienei (Turbo) and Samwel Chepkonga (Ainabkoi), as well as other MCAs, were also present.


Affected parents and students have threatened to interrupt the next devolution conference in Eldoret unless they receive refunds of their money due to the scandal surrounding the fraud.


The Uasin Gishu County government's sponsored scholarship programme to Finland is the subject of fraud suspicions, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, which announced two weeks ago that it had started an inquiry.


This comes after a number of accusations from members of the public in Uasin Gishu County who claimed to have misappropriated millions of shillings in a project for scholarships to the Scandinavian nation that never happened.


Between July 18 and 21, detectives from DCI headquarters tented in Uasin Gishu County to conduct a thorough investigation, according to DCI Mohammed Amin.


The parties involved were asked to present all of the pertinent papers they owned that had anything to do with the situation.


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