In Summary

  • Students take on Mandago over scholarship saga.
  • Mandago sought to absolve himself of the saga, saying he handed over the program to the current administration.

Parents and Students who fell victim to the alleged Finland education scholarship scam from Uasin Gishu County yesterday confronted Governor Jonathan Bii and Senator Jackson Mandago for allegedly lying to them.

The two leaders had called the meeting in an effort to address the growing concerns and accusations of deception surrounding the controversial scholarship program.

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Emotions ran high as tearful parents recounted their heart-wrenching stories before the gathered officials.

Some parents disclosed that they had sold their properties and even dipped into their retirement savings to fund their children’s dream of studying in Finland, only to be left disillusioned by broken promises.

“I paid Sh2.5 million for my two children to go to Finland but two years down the line we are all at home rendered poor and suffering from depression, “

one of the affected parents said.

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Students who had missed out on the scholarship despite making payments spoke up, accusing the former governor of Uasin Gishu and the current senator of misleading them.

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“You are very mean with the truth, you keep lying, you smile at us, with a very smooth tongue and a very soft face that looks like it’s very innocent, but you keep on lying and lying,”

an aggrieved girl lamented.

It was agreed that a solution must be sought to address the financial losses and shattered dreams.

Meanwhile the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) has commenced investigations into the allegations, senator Mandago who had previously overseen the initiative was grilled over his role in the alleged scam.

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