Machakos school principal jailed for 6 years in corruption case


Machakos school principal jailed for 6 years in corruption case

In Summary

  • Ndive solicited and received a bribe of Ksh.10,000 from a contractor.
  • This was as benefit to release payment in the form of a cheque for the supply of computer and accessories at the institution.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta recently intensified the fight against corruption.

The principal of a school in Machakos County has been sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of bribery.

Paul Nduve Sila, from Wakaela Secondary School, was first charged in December 2016.

According to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Ndive solicited and received a bribe of Ksh.10,000 from a contractor.

This was as benefit to release payment in the form of a cheque for the supply of computer and accessories at the school in Machakos.

NYS Corruption Scandal

The conviction comes as President Uhuru Kenyatta was put on the spot over increased number of corruption cases in State Corporations.

43 suspects of the multibillion corruption scandal at the National Youth Service (NYS) were arraigned in court and have remained in police custody as the case continues.

Among those linked to the scam include Youth PS Lillian Omolo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai.

Reports have also emerged of major corruption scandals at the Kenya Pipeline Company, Youth Fund, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) as well as the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).

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