The recent 8 Billion Bursary scandal at Jogoo House has sparked widespread outrage and condemnation from Kenyans who are calling for accountability and justice. The scandal involves the alleged misappropriation of funds meant to support students from poor backgrounds to access education.
Kitutu Chache South MP Anthony Kibagendi has taken to his Facebook page to claim that he hopes the scandal is not connected to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
Kibagendi has claimed that Machogu dished out TSC employment letters to his Boguche subclan in Nyaribari, a move that has raised questions about possible nepotism and favoritism in the recruitment process.
“I just hope it is not CS MACHOGU who has taken all the bursaries to his subclan-Boguche in Nyaribari like he did with the TSC employment opportunities.” Kibegendi posted.
The MP’s allegations, if true, suggest that Machogu may have abused his position of authority and used his office to advance the interests of his clan at the expense of other qualified candidates. Such actions undermine the principles of fairness, equity, and meritocracy, which are essential for a functional and effective public service.
The allegations against Machogu are not the first of their kind, and they point to a broader problem of corruption and unethical behavior in Kenya’s public institutions. For too long, Kenyans have witnessed cases of grand corruption, embezzlement of public funds, and abuse of power by public officials. Such actions not only rob the country of much-needed resources but also erode public trust in government and institutions. It is, therefore, imperative that the government takes swift action to investigate and prosecute those involved in the scandal and other similar cases.
The Education Cabinet Secretary has not yet responded to the claims made against him by the Kitutu Chache MP.