MMUST VC Could be Suspended Over Misuse of Funds

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(Last Updated On: November 21, 2017)

The Vice Chancellor of Masinde Muliro University, Fredrick Otieno could get suspended by the University as recommended by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). This is due to alleged abuse of office, embezzlement of funds, intimidation of staff and employment irregularities.

The EACC CEO, Waqo said the VC’s actions against the staff amount to interference of investigations in violation of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act and Leadership and Integrity Act.

“Further, he has threatened to victimise whoever gives information as he continues to engage in corrupt practices, abuse of office and unethical behaviour in trying to cover up for the past vices and prevent our investigators from obtaining documents from the institution directly or indirectly,” Waqo said.

Should the university council follow the commission’s recommendations, the VC will only get half pay while he is suspended. This will be until the conclusion of investigations and determination of the allegations against him.

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