Senator Mandago arrested in Eldoret

Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago./COURTESY

Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago has been arrested.

Mandago was arrested in Eldoret over the controversial sh.1.1 billion Finland and Canada Education Program.

He was arrested hours after an arrest warrant was issued against him.

Police had earlier asked the Uasin Gishu Senator to present himself at the nearest police station following the issuance of the warrant of arrest.

“The National Police Service is in the process of executing a Warrant of Arrest against Uasin Gishu Senator Hon. Jackson Mandago,” said the police.

“NPS further appeals to any member of public with information about Senator Mandago’s whereabouts to report to the nearest police station or report via our toll-free numbers 999, 112, 911 and the fichua Kwa DCI 0800722203,” added the police.

The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered the arrest of Sen. Mandago over the Finland Scholarship scandal that took place during his tenure as governor of Uasin Gishu County.

Speaking in Eldoret, President William Ruto said all those involved in the scandal should be held accountable.

President Ruto who is in Eldoret for the Governor’s Conference said it was shameful for leaders to squander money from parents who had sold land and cattle for their children to join the scholarship program.

“Investigations are going on and if there is anyone who squandered those funds, they better return the money or find themselves in big trouble,” said the head of state.

He, however, said that after the investigations, the government will find a way to get the affected learners scholarships to further their education.

“We will find a way to help them, but this does not mean that those involved will go scot-free, they will have to pay,” said President Ruto.