Nandi Education CEC, other officials grilled over bursary funds

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The Nandi County Assembly Education Committee grilling top officials
The Nandi County Assembly Education Committee grilling top officials

Nandi Education CEC Stanley Baliach and his Finance counterpart Alfred Lagat among other top officials from the education docket were on Monday grilled by the County Assembly Committee on Education, over the alleged misappropriation of bursary funds worth Kshs 10 million which was transferred to the County imprest account for unknown reasons.

The County Assembly Education Committee tasked the officials to thoroughly explain and shed light on how money meant for education bursaries was transferred to the County imprest account, and further give a breakdown on how it was used. The Committee felt money meant for vulnerable and needy students across the County was unaccounted for.

The top officials had a hard time answering the tough questions posed by the Committee, and the accountant in the Education docket was at pains to explain, saying the money transferred to the County imprest was meant to serve another defined purpose but was again reverted to the education docket account.

The Committee wasn’t satisfied with the available usage record and¬†will come up with a report with the findings from the grilling set to be tabled to the assembly next week.