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DPP clears the air as embattled Maasai Mara University VC Walingo resumes work

By Njange Maina
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has rubbished reports that it has cleared Maasai Mara University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary Walingo of the corruption scandal.

Walingo was sent on compulsory leave in September 2019 pending investigations into an alleged scandalous loss of Sh190 million at the institution.

"Maasai Mara University VC Prof. Mary Walingo has not been cleared of corruption allegations against her," said the ODPP on Twitter Thursday.

According to the ODPP's statement, the file containing the charges is still under investigation and the office would give further details later.

Confusion arose today when Prof. Mary Walingo returned to her office, four months after she was sent on compulsory leave.

People Daily Online established that Walingo returned to work on Thursday January 23 after the end of the forced leave.

The university council had appointed the deputy vice-chancellor for academic affairs to take up her duties when she was on leave.

The loss of the money at the University was revealed by an expose by a local Tv station.

Acting Finance Manager at the time, Spencer Sankale, whistleblowed the scandal.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations launched probe into the matter.

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