The Director of Public Prosecutions has issued an arrest warrant for Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago and three individuals in connection with the Finland and Canada Overseas Education Program.
The senator together with three other top county officials, are wanted by police for prosecution over the county’s scholarship fiasco.
Joseph Kipkemoi Maritim, Meshak Rono, and Joshua Kipkemoi Lelei are the other officials..
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution gave consent for the prosecution of the officials in the fiasco.
They are supposed to face charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, stealing and abuse of office.
They are also accused of forgery.
They are accused of conspiring to steal Sh1 billion from an account domiciled at the Kenya Commercial Bank in Eldoret registered under the Uasin Gishu Education Trust Fund meant for overseas university fees for students under Uasin Gishu County Overseas Education Programme.
The detectives handling the matter said they had tried to reach the wanted officials in vain.
They claimed they were attending the Devolution Conference in Eldoret town.
This prompted police to move to Nakuru law courts to seek warrants to arrest the suspects.
Mandago and the other officials were summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters last Friday where they were grilled by a team that is investigating the Finland and Canada overseas education programme.
He confirmed the grilling but did not disclose what he told the officers about his possible role in the saga.
EACC is probing allegations of embezzlement of over Sh837 million by officials of the Uasin Gishu county government collected from parents for the facilitation of scholarship programmes for their children to Finland and Canada.