MPs put the education ministry on spot following corruption cases

Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito

Members of Parliament are putting the ministry of education on the spot following revelations that the ministry has been releasing millions of shillings to ghost learners.

A section of lawmakers from the ODM party now want a total overhaul of the ministry including the audit of all public schools to ascertain their physical addresses and the number of learners in its school.

The MPS claim the education officials have stolen millions through fictitious schools.

A top report finding after a lengthy grilling of top of the ministry of education officials exposed a deep rooted racket in the ministry of education and its regional branches.

The report tabled last week by public accounts committee chairperson Opiyo Wandayi noted that there is fictitious school called Mundeku in Kakamega County.

The school is said to have benefitted from the disbursement amounting 11.1 million shillings from the government.

It is alleged that the fictitious school was created by the former clerical officer at the directorate of education offices in Kakakmega Joshua Momanyi

Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito now says that honestly the ministry should be as clean as possible as that would be an indicator of serious corruption cases in the party.

The public accounts committee recommended a three months period to have all investigations agencies address the matter.

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