The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating allegations of corruption regarding employment and embezzlement of funds at Moi University, a top institution in Kenya.
The anti-graft body for employment data for all teaching and non-teaching staff employed since July 2018 from Vice-Chancellor Prof Isaac Kosgey, following allegations of ghost workers at the University.
The EACC North Rift Regional Manager Mr Japheth Baithalu, confirmed that the anti-graft agency has started a probe to determine the veracity of the allegations and has requested the University to provide the necessary documents to facilitate the investigations.
The University’s administration has since denied the allegations and said it’s legal team will cooperate with the investigative agency.
Public universities have been reported to be struggling with cash flows leading to outstanding remittances to the Kenya Revenue Authority, the National Hospital Insurance Fund, the National Social Security Fund, pension schemes, insurance companies, and Saccos. This has been attributed to a sharp decline in students enrolling for the parallel or self-sponsored degree programmes over the past four years which in the past generated billions of shillings for the higher learning institutions.
Accordingly, the move by the anti-graft body EACC is a timely in order to curb possible loss of public funds.