There has been an issue with embezzlement of school funds in Kenya for some good time now. The Kenyan public secondary schools have been the worst affected.
This is due to the fact that they receive more funds than other institutions and most of them are boarding schools. Running boarding schools in Kenya requires lot’s of cash.
Secondary school principals and bursars have been conniving to swindle off extra cash and even more from school accounts.
They have been using this money to fund their lavish lifestyles at the expense of the schools they head. They have been using this money to purchase palatial homes, buy expensive vehicles and even funding their concubines.
The Citizen Weekly reports that this has already caught the eyes of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and a host of principals from one county have already been summoned.
Several principals from Nyeri have been visiting the offices together with their bursars in a bid to clear their names. They have been recording statements about looting of school funds.
It has also emerged that massive transfers have taken place in the county with many underperforming education officers being transferred to other counties.
A former principal of Giachanja Secondary in the county has reportedly already been interdicted by the TSC over graft while serving at his new station in Rift Valley.
This crackdown means that more principals are in hot soup with anyone found guilty facing the possibility of interdiction.