School head arrested in Malindi
06 November 2012, 12:01
A director of King David High School in Malindi district was arrested recently for allegedly extorting money from three candidates.
David Mkare was arrested by detectives after three form four students failed to sit for their physics practicals exams since the suspect did not provide them with practicals apparatus which they had paid for.
Malindi district criminal investigations officer John Ndung'u said the matter was reported to District education headquarters in the area by the KCSE exams supervisor in the school.
Ndung'u said the three; Yaa Suleiman, Mwaringa Erastus and Mwambogo Tuva were referred to Kibokoni Secondary School where they were supposed to sit for their physics practicals exams.
The officer said that the three candidates are among other 41 students who had paid KES 5 000 each to cater for their KCSE exams but the school management failed to purchase for the three students physics practicals apparatus.
Ndung'u said his officers arrested the director of the school, after the DEO informed his office and that the matter is still under investigation.
He said the director will be arraigned in court to face three counts of obtaining cash under false pretence.
"This time we are very strict to ensure that nobody is allowed to intimidate candidates or infringe on their rights. We will deal very strictly with anybody who will be caught mistreating candidates," he noted.
King David High school has been on the spot light for failing to adhere to national education board standards.
The arrest of the director comes a few days after a board teacher of Malindi High School was arrested and taken to court for obtaining money from students for exam leakage.
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