'Moi University a Hotbed of Corruption!' EACC Says as Ksh3.2 Billion Gov't Assets Recovered in Eldoret

Ezra Manyibe | 1 week ago
File image of the Moi University main campus administration bllock. |Photos| Courtesy|

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has grouped Moi University among the most corrupt public institutions in the country.

EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi speaking during a workshop to sensitize the County Assemblies of Vihiga, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Kisumu on corruption, revealed that the commission is working with management at the Kesses-based institution to seal corruption loopholes.

"Our officers have been training Moi University administration on how to seal corruption loopholes through system and infrastructural review," Ngumbi said during the Wednesday, May 15, 2024 gathering.

He accused various universities and colleges countrywide of issuing fake academic credentials at a price. This he said has diluted the country's professional labour force.

"Unfortunately, some universities are offering fake certificates to make money. I am warning such universities against watering down our academic standards of high-quality education," he said.

 The commission is investigating public servants with fake academic credentials - Ngumbi warning that their days are numbered.

The commission also recovered public assets grabbed in Eldoret worth Ksh3.2 billion. They include property belonging to the judiciary, administration police, Uasin Gishu Referral Hospital, county fire station, and County Assembly. 

A residential house hosting the Eldoret Environment and Land Court judge was among the properties recovered. A majority of the grabbed government houses are within the posh Elgon View Estate.

Ngumbi revealed that the properties were recovered from private companies linked to high-profile individuals and powerful politicians from the former KANU government.

EACC is investigating 97 other public properties within Eldoret Town valued at Ksh7.4 billion still in private hands.

During the workshop, Ngumbi also warned county executives against embezzling funds meant to mitigate the floods crisis in the country.

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