By Judith Akolo
Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has written to the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to investigate possible criminal activities by the Kenya National Parents Association (KNAP).
In the letter addressed to the Director of DCI Ndegwa Muhoro, the Cabinet Secretary wants the DCI to investigate alleged collection of monies from parents, schools and education officials “by menaces and coercion without any lawful course.”
In the letter copied to the Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai and to the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Dr. Matiang’i wants the DCI to investigate the possibility that KNAP received money by false pretenses which he says in the letter is a criminal act.
The letter dated February 1st, wants the DCI to investigate possible non-compliance with the requirements of the Societies Act by failing to submit annual returns complete with audited accounts.
Dr. Matiang’i wants cases of harassment and intimidation of Ministry of Education officials “through real and imagined litigation process in a manner aimed at disrupting the smooth running of schools and accountability for resources,” says the letter in part.
In the letter copied to Education Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang, Dr. Matiangi has directed the PS to write to all County Directors of Education to avail additional evidence of intimidation to the DCI.