Moi University is under the radar by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over allegations of funds embezzlement and the presence of ‘ghost workers’.
EACC has since requested the Vice Chancellor, Prof Isaac Kosgei, and the institution’s management to provide original documents, detailing all of the varsity’s teaching and non-teaching staff as from July 1, 2018 to date.
EACC revealed that it is alleged some of the employees in the institution’s payroll were ‘ghost workers’, causing inflated payroll. EACC’s North Rift regional boss Japheth Baithalu confirmed that the institution was indeed under investigation for mismanagement.
Moi’s VC refuted corruption claims and invited EACC and other stakeholders to visit the institution and assess its development record. He added that he only took over the university in 2018, and the atrocities did not happen during his tenure.
In August, Moi University admitted that it was going through financial crises and even had plans to shut down some of its campuses. This, a move that has become popular among public universities which have reported to be struggle financially due to accrued debts.