Uasin Gishu County Senator Jackson Mandago has run into hiding as police continue to hunt him down over the controversial Finland and Canada Overseas Education Programme.
The National Police Service has called on Kenyans to furnish them with details of the whereabouts of the former Uasin Gishu governor.
The senator together with three other top county officials, are wanted by police for prosecution over the county’s scholarship fiasco.
The police on Wednesday obtained warrant of arrest after Mandago went under.
According to the police, Mandago has been hiding since Tuesday night.
“The National Police Service is in the process of executing a Warrant of Arrest against Uasin Gishu Senator Hon. Jackson Mandago, who has gone underground since yesterday, and calls upon the Senator to present himself at the nearest police station,” the NPS said through its official social media handles.
Mandago had earlier on dismissed reports that he was hiding from the police.
He said he is available for summoning should the DCI come for him.
“There are rumours all over Eldoret Town that DCI Officers have been looking for me the whole night. As a law abiding citizen, I am available once summoned. I have met with the leadership of parents and agreed on the way foward as per their press statement issued last evening.
“I have met with the leadership of parents demanding refunds and agreed on the way foward as per their press statement issued last evening,” Mandago posted.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution gave consent for the prosecution of the officials in the fiasco.
They are supposed to face charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, stealing and abuse of office.
They are also accused of forgery.
They are accused of conspiring to steal Sh1 billion from an account domiciled at the Kenya Commercial Bank in Eldoret registered under the Uasin Gishu Education Trust Fund meant for overseas university fees for students under Uasin Gishu County Overseas Education Programme.
Mandago and the other officials were summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters last Friday where they were grilled by a team that is investigating the Finland and Canada overseas education programme.
He confirmed the grilling but did not disclose what he told the officers about his possible role in the saga.
EACC is probing allegations of embezzlement of over Sh837 million by officials of the Uasin Gishu county government collected from parents for the facilitation of scholarship programmes for their children to Finland and Canada.