Thomas Akuja the principal of Turkana University college has been sent to a compulsory leave to pave way for corruption investigations.

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The University council revealed that Akuja was connected with corruption case and misuse of the office.

“The Council of Turkana University College, led by Chairperson Mussolin Kithome, has resolved to send the current principal of Turkana University College, Thomas Akuja, on compulsory leave with immediate effect, to pave way for investigations by the relevant government agencies on allegations of possible corruption and abuse of office at Turkana University College,” said the council’s statement seen by K24 Digital.

Prof. Tom Nyamache has however been appointed as the acting Principal of the institution as from January 30 till February 7.

Prof. Nyamache will hold the position for that period because Dr Fredrick Nyongesa who is supposed to formally hold the seat is currently outside the country.

Turkana University college is a part of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, inaugurated on January 27, 2017.