Audit education department, Nyong’o told

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Just hours after Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o dismisses his education executive member John Ogone, a civil society group is calling for an internal audit in the department.

Transform Empowerment for Action Initiative (TEAM) director George Collins Owuor says a forensic audit is necessary in the department.

I want to hail Governor Nyong’o for taking the bold step to relieve the executive member Mr Ogone from his duties,” he said.

All the senior officers in the department were also sent on compulsory leave without any reasons advanced to the press.

Rosemary Otieno, acting chief officer in the department, George Orude acting director, youth, women and persons with disability and Margret Apondi, director early childhood education were all sent on compulsory leave.

Collis says the department was shrouded in corruption cases and only an audit will lay bare the happenings.

“The level of corruption in that department must be investigated,” he said.

Speaking in Kisumu to the press, Collins says the county has lost colossal amounts of money in the construction of early childhood development education.

Collins says the department was messing up the work being carried out by the Governor and it was timely to shake up the officers.

He says investigations into the construction of ECDE classrooms at Kosawo primary school should be given priority.

“We want to know how the contractor got the job to move to the site,” he said.

Ogone was replaced by his village mate, John Awiti, who stood for Kisumu West parliamentary seat and lost on an ODM party ticket.

By Joseph Ojwang’