Pressure Mounts on Mara VC To Step Aside

Sign board at Maasai Mara University

Calls for Maasai Mara VC to step down intensified following the exposé aired by Citizen TV.

UON Student leader Ann Mvurya Mwangi on Wednesday called for the resignation of the university head following the rot that was unraveled by the media house, termed Mara Heist.

Mwangi, through a tweet, stated that the move by the VC Prof. Mary Walingo, would allow investigations into the matter done by the DCI.

“As the President of UoN, I hereby call for the immediate resignation of Maasai Mara VC to give room for investigation,” read the tweet.

The tough talking Mwangi further reiterated that the leaders at the public institution would not keep quiet on the scandal.

“As leaders of students we aren’t going to sit watch this impunity spread,” stated the UON student leader.

She added that the office of the Auditor General should look into the matter where looting of funds and corruption had affected the learning institution.

UON Student leader Ann Mwangi Mvurya during her swearing in ceremony

Mwangi also affirmed that the same principle should be applied to all other major universities and a detailed report made.

On Monday, officers from the DCI camped at the university and collected documents that would be used as evidence against the heads of the varsity involved in the scandal.

“We collected sensitive evidence we had to drive back to base. Now we go through the documents and prepare the suit before handing it to the DPP,” remarked one of the officers.

According to the exposé, approximately Sh 190 million was reported to have been stolen by the management.

Maasai Mara University Prof. Mary Walingo during a past interview

Reports indicated that the detectives pointed out that the main suspects would be named after they had gone through the evidence.

Sources had indicated that Walingo and other staff had been interrogated by the detectives for close to five hours.

Walingo had however revealed that she had been doing her own personal investigation into the matter before the media brought it into the public eye.

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