Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago has been arrested over a series of financial irregularities that have plagued the Overseas Education Program (OEP).
The order by the Director of Prosecutions comes days after Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives raided homes of three signatories associated with the Overseas Education Trust.
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There is also an immediate warrant for arrest of three other officials namely Joseph Kipkemoi Maritim, Meshak Rono, and Joshua Kipkemoi Lelei, alongside Mandago in this unfolding saga.
“There are rumours all over Eldoret Town that DCI Officers have been looking for me the whole night. As a law-abiding citizen, I am available once summoned,” Senator Mandago said in a tweet posted on Wednesday.
He further expressed his willingness to cooperate with authorities, and indicated that he had engaged with the affected parents to chart a way forward.
Parents protest over failed Finland education programme in Uasin Gishu.
The intricate web of controversy has unfolded against a backdrop of payments made by parents and students that now appear unaccounted for, with key documents from EACC showing loss of over Sh38 million in the Finnish Airlift scandal.
EACC said there is a “potential mismanagement” of funds, a revelation that points to lapses within the county leadership.
As students found themselves unable to embark on their intended journeys of higher education abroad, questions emerge about the failure to remit fees to universities overseas. Some students who managed to travel were stranded due to unresolved fee arrears.