NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – The Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU) is now calling for the resignation of Maasai Mara University Vice Chancellor Prof Mary Walingo to step aside to pave way for investigation on graft allegations leveled against her.
KUSU Secretary General Charles Mukhwaya told the press on Tuesday the university manager who is accused of presiding over runaway graft at the institution does not inspire confidence and should step aside until she is cleared by investigating authorities.
The union has also called for the dissolution of the University Council in order to protect public resources.
Mukhwaya who was flanked by other KUSU leaders also called for a mandatory vetting of all Public University Vice Chancellors saying public university councils have become an avenue for VCs to plunder public resources.
KUSU was reacting to an exposé aired on a local television channel which put Walingo at the centre of a corruption scandal that may have led to the loss of over Sh190 million at the Maasai Mara University in Narok County.