REPUBLIC OF KENYA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
(Issued under Article 35 (3) of the Constitution)
School resource management
NAIROBI 26th March, 2018
The government is investigating a number of schools over irresponsible use of financial resources schools received from the government and from parents as fees, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amb Amina Mohamed has said.She said Boards of Management found to have misappropriated funds will be disbanded and faces the full force of the law.
“We will not hesitate to take stern action against those reported to have embezzled school funds,” Mohamed added. She asked all secondary school heads in the country to properly utilize funds received for infrastructure expansion.
The CS made the remarks during the Kiambu high school prize giving day on today. Amb Mohamed said no drugs should be found or traded anywhere near or within learning institutions. She said government would take action against people who expose children to stuff that was harmful to their health and wellbeing.
The CS thanked the Governor of Kiambu, Hon. Ferdinand Waititu, for banning the sale of illegal alcoholic drinks in the County, saying the law will help protect defenseless school going children. She said the law was intended for adults and aimed at protecting children.
The Kiambu County Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2017 seeks to regulate the manufacture, selling and consumption of alcohol in the Central Kenya region in a bid to reduce alcoholism that has plagued it for ages.
The law, among many other provisions, prohibits any person aged below 21 years from drinking alcohol or even gaining access to a bar. Governor Waititu defended the law saying it seeks to protect young people whose lives have been destroyed by illegal brews.
He said he would not allow any business enterprise that whose owners made profits at the expense of the safety of the people.
Also present during the occasion included the Director for Quality Standards and Assurance, Mr. Pius Mutisya, Deputy Director of Education, Mrs. Truphena Kerongo, area County Director of Education, Mr. Abdikadir Ali, the Chairman of the School’s Board of Management (BOM) Mr. J. Kagenyi, and the Principal of the School, Mr. Solomon Mwangi, parents, teachers and students.