PROBE MOI VAR­SITY SH5BN

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

EACC de­tec­tives are at Moi Univer­sity to in­ves­ti­gate the al­leged loss of more than Sh5 bil­lion. Six in­ves­ti­ga­tors went to the univer­sity on Thursday and met act­ing vice chan­cel­lor La­ban Ayiro for more than two hours be­fore they vis­ited sev­eral of­fices, mainly at the Fi­nance Depart­ment. EACC chief ex­ec­u­tive Halakhe Waqo or­dered the in­ves­ti­ga­tions fol­low­ing rev­e­la­tions of an au­dit re­port that pointed at mas­sive ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties. The univer­sity is said to op­er­ate more than 59 bank ac­counts. Ayiro de­clined to com­ment on the devel­op­ment be­cause he was in a meet­ing. A se­nior EACC of­fi­cial told the Star they were given three weeks to com­plete ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Uni­ver­si­ties Aca­demic Staff Union sec­re­tary at the univer­sity, Jack Abok, said the union wrote to the EACC last year, de­mand­ing a probe at the univer­sity. “We sup­port in­ves­ti­ga­tions that will also help to stream­line op­er­a­tions at the univer­sity,” he said. Sources said top of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing for­mer VC Richard Mibey, will be ques­tioned.

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