Detectives from the Ethics and anticorruption Commission EACC on Wednesday arrested an education officer in Kilifi for taking a bribe.
The sleuths arrested Kilifi north Sub county director of education Eunice Mwalaa after demanding and receiving Ksh 50, 000 bribe from the director of Bright Beginnings academy in Kilifi.
According to ECC upper Coast director Ignatius Wekesa, the bribe was to facilitate the extension of time for registration of the school.
Wekesa said Mwalaa was released on a Ksh 100, 000 bond.
“We have released her on a bond as we wait for recommendations from the Director of Public Prosecution. Once we get the recommendations we will arraign her in court. She was arrested in Kilifi,” said Wekesa.
Education officers from the sub county have for long been blamed for taking bribes to allow private schools to operate against the low.
Last week, two girls from Kilifi mixed high school were attacked in the compound of a director of their school where they were sleeping on a verandah.
They were attacked by masons who had gone to demand their money from the director.
The ministry of education registered the school as a day school but its operating as a boarding school under the watch of education officers.
The school is operating next to a brothel and currently has no teachers after they left the school in January after the director failed to pay them.
Residents fear that girls from the school do prostitution at the Majivuni brothel which is commonly known as Huduma Center.
Kilifi mums chair lady Kibibi Ali called on the government to intervene on the matter and make sure the school operates within the law.
“The director employs the students as casual labourers in his construction site. The girls have no dormitory and he keeps on shifting them from one place to another. This is unacceptable,” Said Kibibi