The police in Busia have in custody the Busia Municipality Inspector of Schools a one George Barasa for allegedly stealing more than 20 million shillings in PLE fees.
Police arrested Barasa on Thursday with the help of the municipal authorities who allege that Barasa embezzled the money meant to register 291 Primary Leaving Examination- PLE candidates from over 10 primary schools within the Municipality.
Affected schools include; Busia Victory, Greens Nursery and P/S, Star Light Academy, Pride Junior, Busia Helping Hands, Proverb Junior school, Trinity Nursery and P/S, Eloyi Nursery and P/S, Tauheed P/S.
Headteachers claim that each PLE candidate paid 34,000 shillings for the electronic registration and 15,000 shillings for a passport photo, but headteachers were forced to re-pay the registration fees using their personal money to enable the candidates sit for their PLE exams at Busia victory primary schools.
According to Vincent Okurut the Busia Municipality town clerk, Barasa was interdicted and if found guilty, the municipal authorities will take disciplinary action against him in line with public service regulations.