Director arrested for stealing books from public school in Malindi


Director arrested for stealing books from public school in Malindi

In Summary

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) officers have arrested the director of a private primary school and two public school teachers for allegedly being in possession of learning materials meant for public schools. Phillip Kimaru who runs the Mary Junior School was arrested in his house at Soweto area in the outskirts of Malindi town early Thursday morning and taken to the Malindi police station

The director of a private primary school in Malindi and two teachers have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of learning materials meant for public institutions.

A spot check revealed that the books had been branded ‘not for sale’ while some pages had been stapled to conceal the identity marks of the schools that were meant to benefit from them.

“We received information two months ago that school learning materials meant for public schools were being used in several private schools within Malindi. We conducted our investigation and identified suspects at Mary Junior School in Malindi,” said the anti-corruption commission North Coast manager Gichangi Njeru.

Other books were neatly covered to conceal the court of arms brand while some had the original public school rubber stamps erased and replaced with those of Mary Junior School.

EACC officers arrested Phillip Kimaru at his house at Soweto area, Malindi town early Thursday morning.

The suspect is being held at the Malindi Police Station after dozens of books were recovered.

Njeru said upon interrogation, the suspect revealed the identity of two teachers in Magarini Sub County who were supplying him with the books.

 

Njeru applauded members of the public and encouraged more people to report suspicious corruption related issues.

The suspects will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete.

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