The former governor was picked from his Eldoret home following claims that he conspired to defraud parents in the program that ended in tears for many parents and students.
According to reports, the Senator was quickly whisked to the Nakuru Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) office to record a statement.
This is the second time the parliamentarian is recording a statement with DCI after his grilling at the Directorate Kiambu headquarters on Thursday, August 10.
The arrest came moments after President William Ruto stated that he would not defend anyone concerned with the scholarship
Police officers in a statement had announced that they had been trying to arrest the Senator since yesterday.
This was despite the lawmaker making a public statement that he had not gone into hiding and was ready to aid police in any investigation.
While Mandago continues to maintain his innocence in the saga, Ruto assured residents of Uasin Gishu that they would be returned the money they lost to the last coin.
“It’s embarrassing for anyone to steal money meant for the education of young people in Uasin Gishu,” the President stated while promising not to interfere with police investigations.
Hours before his arrest, Mandago stated that he had met with the leadership of parents demanding refunds and agreed on the way forward.
Mercy Tarus, one of the students who lost millions in the scholarship saga on Wednesday, August 16, announced that no one had been compensated yet despite Mandago’s declaration.
During a live interaction with Kenyans, she exuded optimism that those who fleeced vulnerable students and their parents would be brought to book.
Mandago is being accused alongside Joseph Kipkemoi Maritim, Meshak Rono, and Joshua Kipkemoi Lelei for conspiring to steal Ksh1 billion from Uasin Gishu Education Trust Fund that was supposed to be used to airlift students to study overseas.