Stop defrauding My government: A governor Warns School Heads and MCAs
Kiambu governor, Dr. James Nyoro has accused Kiambu Members of County Assembly and Kiambu headteachers and principals of conspiring to ‘defraud’ his government.
Nyoro revealed that over 25 per cent of bursary funds is usually channeled to the pockets of individuals instead of the intended needy applicants.
According to the governor, when cheques are sent into respective school’s account, it’s withdrawn and divided between the schools’ heads and civic leaders and the remainder given to the beneficiaries.
“The bursary funds that we are distributing now, more than 25% of it will not go to help the needy students. There is a lot of corruption as there are other people who send the cheques to schools and tell the teacher to cash it and split it half way amongst themselves and we have evidence to that effect,” said Nyoro, warning the culprits that stern actions will be taken against them.
Kiambu boss said that the county government will henceforth be tracking the bursary cheques to establish whether they have served the intended purpose.
“We cannot be fighting corruption on paper and pen and yet the vice is eating into our education sector,” he said.
Nyoro said that the county government has plans to rehabilitate and construct new early childhood development centres (ECD) across the county and also put extra focus on vocational training centres.
“We need to sit down, that is the government, county assembly members, public and all stakeholders and discuss how when a student finishes vocational training that it is a must they get a job whether self-employed or employed,” he said.
Nyoro said that the county government subcounty surveillance team on public health are prepared and ready to react in case of any Covid-19 cases in schools noting that over 20 ambulances are always on standby.
“We have experience because when form fours, class eight and grade four resumed back to school, there were cases reported in Loreto high school and Mama Ngina and the county health team was able to respond promptly and addressed the issues promptly” said the governor.