Headteacher Charged With Embezzling Sh2.2 Million.
After denying embezzling Sh2.251 million, a head teacher was released on Sh1 million cash bail or a Sh2 million bond.
Learad Mbotela of Ilmoroti Primary School in Laikipia North was charged before Nanyuki Resident Magistrate Lisper Nyaga with stealing funds raised for the construction of a secondary school in the area.
He allegedly stole the funds from KCB Bank’s Nanyuki branch between September 25 and December 17, 2021.
The funds were intended for the construction of Ilmotiok Secondary School. He was the accounting treasurer.
He entered a not guilty plea and requested bail.
Ms Nyaga released him on cash bail of Sh1 million or a Sh2 million bond with one surety of the same amount.
“The matter will appear for mention on June 24, 2022, and hearing on July 20 this year.” The accused should be served with all the necessary documents pertaining to this case,” the magistrate said.”
This comes just days after Joshua Ocharo Momanyi, a clerical officer at the State Department of Basic Education, was accused of stealing over KSh 11 million by establishing a bogus school in Kwhisero, Kakamega county.
According to Citizen TV, the officer in charge of data entry at the State Department of Basic Education established a phantom school in Kwhisero, Kakamega county, and received funding for the entire fiscal year.
Momanyi received a total of KSh 11.1 million into his personal account between August 2017 and June 2018.
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After that, the officer transferred KSh 3.3 million to his second account at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in Kakamega. He spent KSh 980,000 on land in Mavoko town and KSh 1.6 million on a car registered as KCP 366L.
Another KSh 850,000 was spent by the clerical officer to purchase a plot of land in Oldonyo Sabuk from Fanka Real Estate.