93 tablets, laptops, KCPE Certificates stolen from school in Homa Bay


93 tablets, laptops, KCPE Certificates stolen from school in Homa Bay
Laptops/tablets distributed by the by the Ministry of Education under the Digital Learning Programme (DLP). PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The thugs who broke into head teacher’s office, deputy head teacher’s office and the staffroom made away with 93 tablets for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) training, a projector, a desktop computer, laptops and a printer.
  • According to the school head teacher, Mr. John Ogutu, the theft was discovered by a security guard who reported on duty Thursday morning and found the offices' doors broken.
  • Mr. Ogutu said the thugs also stole important school documents including Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) certificates belonging to candidates who sat the exams a while back.

Electronic gadgets for the government’s school Digital Literacy Program were stolen from Shauri Yako Primary School in Homa Bay Town constituency on Wednesday night.

The thugs who broke into head teacher’s office, deputy head teacher’s office and the staffroom made away with 93 tablets for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) training, a projector, a desktop computer, laptops and a printer.

According to the school head teacher, Mr. John Ogutu, the theft was discovered by a security guard who reported on duty Thursday morning and found the offices’ doors broken.

Mr. Ogutu said the thugs also stole important school documents including Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) certificates belonging to candidates who sat the exams a while back.

The headteacher further noted that the school community suspected that the security guard who was guarding the school at night might have had information about the incident, as he had gone missing after the incident, with his phone being switched off.

Confirming the incident Arujo Location Chief Bob Lang’ said the theft might carried out by someone who is familiar with the school environment.

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