What Is a Fraudulent Activity
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Fraud, fraudulent act or misconduct:  Is a deliberate act (or failure to act) with the intention of obtaining an unauthorized benefit, either for oneself or for the institution, by using deception or false suggestions or suppression of truth or other unethical means, which are believed and relied upon by others.

Fraudulent activities include:

  • making or altering documents with the intent to defraud
  • purposefully inaccurate financial reporting
  • misappropriation or misuse of University resources, such as funds, supplies or other assets
  • improper handling or reporting of cash transactions
  • authorizing or receiving compensation for goods not received or services not performed

Fraud Alert

This is an alert by the Internal Audit office to the university community to be aware of a specific loophole or trick in the work they are involved in, which may be exploited by unscrupulous persons commit a fraud.

Be proactive by keeping fraudsters away from the University of Nairobi


All University employees are responsible for upholding its values and ethics in their actions. They should examine internal controls in their own operations and work with their supervisors to strengthen weak controls.  

      Complaints or reports about corrupt or criminal conduct, criminal involvement or serious improper conduct should generally be made to the complainant’s immediate supervisor, who should in turn report the issue through the chain of command to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (A&F).

      Where the employee does not wish to report the matter to their immediate supervisor, the matter may be reported directly in confidence to the Chief Internal Auditor or the Vice-Chancellor. 

If you have a concern about possible fraud, waste, abuse of University assets, or other compliance or regulatory issue, we encourage you to file a report with the nearest Internal Audit Office or to the Chief Internal Auditor, University of Nairobi as follows:. 

                        P. Agutu

                    Chief Internal Auditor

                    Tel. 318262 ext 28326

                   Direct Line: 254 20 2314314

                   E-Mail cia@uonbi.ac.ke

All reports will be treated with utmost confidentiality

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