Senator Mandago arrested in Eldoret as Scholarship scandal takes new twist

Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago has been arrested, just hours after an arrest warrant was issued against him.

This was after he failed to show up in Nakuru court for plea-taking. 

He was arrested at his residence and taken to the DCI regional office in Nakuru. He had earlier claimed that he was on his way to the court.

The senator is among three other county officials in the spotlight over the Finland and Canada Overseas Education Programme.

A Nakuru court issued the arrest warrant on Wednesday, ordering the arrest of the senator to face various charges in court.

President William Ruto on Wednesday told those who allegedly stole millions from parents in the overseas education programme to return the money.

He said the fiasco was embarrassing and he would not allow such to happen again

Ruto who spoke in Eldoret town said it was an embarrassment for anyone to steal money meant for education of young people in Uasin Gishu

He said those involved should carry their cross.

So far Mandago has recorded a statement with detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to aid in the probe.

He has also been grilled by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for his role in the programme.