Parents of students at St. Teresa Girls Yala have been warned not to send funds to fraudsters who have sneaked into the school and stolen records of student tuition payments.
The scammers, according to the school administration, pretended to be from the Ministry of Education and made off with the visitor’s book including parents’ contact information.
“People in the white saloon claiming to be from the education office were here. Kindly note and spread the news.
“They may want to use it to con parents. A parent has already been conned Ksh9,000,” a viral statement claimed.
Sister Violet Lydia Namutali, the principal, confirmed the event when contacted by parents but reassured them that the police had been informed and were taking the necessary action.
“We suspect there was a mischievous activity between the suspects and some non-teaching staff that were at the gate, and they got away with the book that had details of the parents who visited the school,” she stated.
“We reported the matter to the Yala Police, and they are still investigating. We informed the parents and cautioned them against sending any money in the name of an official from the school.”
Gem sub-county police commander, Charles Chacha, also confirmed that his team was well seized of the matter.
“We have not managed to arrest anybody concerning the matter. The information that the police got from the school, including the suspected registration number of the vehicle, is incomplete. This has affected the investigations so far,” he confirmed.