Do you still remember the Mara Heist, a damning exposé done by Citizen TV four months ago on Maasai Mara University’s evil deeds allegedly spearheaded by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary Walingo?
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has been forced to speak on the matter after an uproar from Kenyans following reports that Prof Walingo had been reinstated.
The exposé that aired on Citizen TV in September last year put the university’s management on the spot over allegations of misappropriation of Ksh190 million over a period of time.
Netizens took to social media to satirize the ‘big cow’ that needed grass depicting the Varsity’s VC as the cow, while the grass meaning money as quoted in the exposé.
They hoped that the big cow would be brought down after investigations by state agencies are done.
Netizens still had hopes that the grass the big cow was feeding, which is the misappropriated money, would be finally recovered after investigations.
Kenyans on Twitter on Thursday were in a shock after it emerged that Prof Mary Walingo had been reinstated after 4 months of state-led investigations found no evidence of corruption allegations levelled against her.
After 4 months of intense investigation by the @DCI_Kenya have seen no crime and prof mary walingo have been reinstated back to the mara university #wajingasisi
#OsamaAt10K#RutoSpeaks #AlShabaab pic.twitter.com/agvbufDOve
— Matu_kamau (@Matukamau2) January 23, 2020
Maasai Mara University Vice Chancellor Prof Mary Walingo reinstated after 4 months of intense state investigations found no crime or evidence of corrupt culpability on her part.
— Lord Abraham M. Mutai (@ItsMutai) January 23, 2020
The move saw Kenyans take to social media to express their disappointment in state investigating agencies.
Maasai Mara University VC Prof Mary Walingo reinstated after 4 months of investigations found no evidence of corruption. I hope the accountant turned whistle blower has resigned immediately because his life is now in danger.Justice system in this country is really unfair.
— felix Arap ronoh (@felixronohh) January 23, 2020
Jeremy Mbabu, the former Moi University Secretary-General says he received the news about Prof Walingo’s reinstatement with sorrow and disappointments.
He says it is so disheartening to hear that after intense state investigations, no evidence of corrupt culpability was found on her part.
I've received the broken news of the reinstatement of Maasai Mara University V.Chancellor Prof Mary Walingo with sorrow & disappointments. It's so disheartening to hear that after intense state investigations, no evidence of corrupt culpability was found on her part.#RutoSpeaks pic.twitter.com/rgeUuc3P3E
— HON JEREMY MBABU (@HonJeremyMbabu) January 23, 2020
But the DPP says that contrary to allegations contained in a post by a Twitter user @MutemiWaKiama, Maasai Mara University VC Prof. Mary Walingo has not been cleared of corruption allegations against her.
He says the file is still under review and once ready, DPP will direct appropriately.
The DPP has also urged the public to treat the information as false and malicious and aimed at interfering and diverting attention and undermining the work of investigative and prosecution agencies.
We urge the public to treat this information as false and malicious and aimed at interfering and diverting attention and undermining the work of investigative and prosecution agencies. @MutemiWaKiama #Clarification_ODPP
— ODPP_KE (@ODPP_KE) January 23, 2020