Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Mary Walingo of Masaai Mara faces imminent arrest over graft

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Kenyans on social media have expressed mixed reactions after an expose highlighted a mega corruption scandal at Maasai Mara University. Behind the expose were four brave Kenyans who chose courage over fear to highlight the misappropriation of funds at the university’s main campus in Narok and Kenyans are impressed.

The whistleblowers led by Senior Accountant at the university, Spencer Sankale Ollchike, have since reported the case at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation. The expose by Citizen TV left many in shock, surprise and anger on the level of corruption at the institution where it is alleged over KSh 190 million were looted from the university’s coffers.

The whistleblowers led by Senior Accountant at the university, Spencer Sankale Ollchike, have since reported the case at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Kenyans pointed out that it is such brave people that would bring the much-needed change in the country in terms of fighting corruption.

Many suggested Spencer should be celebrated for his patience and determination in bringing corruption at the Narok based university to an end. However, others felt that his bravery was going to be the source of his agony as tables are likely to turn against him. “In the Kakistocracy that is GoK, Spencer Sankale will be arrested and charged with fraud. The VC, Mary Walingo, who probably channeled the monies to politicians, will escaped unscathed. Spencer will become the David Munyankei of 2019. Nothing changed.

Some time back this year President Uhuru Kenyatta promised the country that government was out to crack whip on all corrupt officials irrespective of the office one holds. He said he would not tolerate any intervention from high offices. About a month ago the finance minister was arrested and taken to court for graft including also governors and other high raking officials in government.

Spencer, secretly made recordings of illegal cash transactions he was allegedly instructed to make by the school’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Mary Walingo.

UGC Spencer, secretly made recordings of illegal cash transactions he was allegedly instructed to make by the school’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Mary Walingo. The accountant who had served as the acting finance officer before his demotion in August 2017, was furnished with audio and video tapes made over a period of two years. The incriminating evidence pointed to the VC, Spencer’s replacement after his demotion Anaclet Okumu and Walingo’s driver Noor Abdi, as the main culprits.

Now under witness protection, Spencer noted his conscience would not let him to live on his knees when he could die on his feet

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