July 19, 2021

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It was alleged that the Vice Chancellor appointed her daughter as a tutorial fellow at Kirinyaga University Health and Science Department.

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Allegations of Unethical Conduct Against the Vice Chancellor Kirinyaga University

Allegations of Unethical Conduct Against the Vice Chancellor Kirinyaga University

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has been investigating allegations that the Vice Chancellor of Kirinyaga University had discriminated against some former Kirinyaga University employees and appointed her daughter to a post within the university.

The Commission commenced investigations following allegations of unethical conduct against the Vice Chancellor of Kirinyaga University in that she was alleged to have discriminated and profiled some former Kirinyaga University employees.

Allegation: Vice Chancellor Appoints Daughter

It was also alleged that the Vice Chancellor appointed her daughter as a tutorial fellow at Kirinyaga University Health and Science Department with consulting the University Council.

Investigations established that the vacancy for the said position had been advertised by Kirinyaga University and the Vice Chancellor’s daughter was an applicant.

On 21 22nd January, 2021, a report was compiled and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) with the recommendation that administrative action be taken against the Vice Chancellor for conflict of interest on the grounds that the Vice Chancellor had violated her obligations under LIA by failing to disclose the interest in compliance with Section 45 (1) and 45 (2) of ACEA.

The Commission is awaiting the DPPs response.

Source: The Kenya Gazette – Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Quarterly Report 1st January to 31st March 2021

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