Agency to probe funds misuse at universities

The national government has ordered a special investigation into financial mismanagement at several public universities, writes Ouma Wanzala for the Daily Nation.

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i said the move was prompted by an earlier audit that indicated that resources being allocated to universities were not being put to proper use. “A special audit in selected universities will be carried out by the Kenya National Audit Office,” said Matiang’i, warning that those found culpable will be prosecuted.

However, Matiang’i did not disclose the institutions to be investigated. Also, he decried the leaning of public universities towards support staff at the expense of technical officers.
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