Principals of day secondary schools are staring at a possible early closure of schools as the government has delayed disbursement of free education funds.
The problem has further been complicated by high food prices leaving the heads of schools with no option other than to close early.
According to an impeccable source, the government has not distributed the funds that were supposed to be in schools accounts before the end of first term.
He said that many of them have no where to get funds to feed the students and have been left with no option other than to close early.
“We either have to close early or tell students to go home and get the fess as we cannot cope with things as they are currently”.
He said schools affected are those who have to pay teachers employed by the Board of Governors (BoG) adding that most of them are demoralized even to concentrate on teaching.
“Some schools have not paid the May and June salaries owing to the delay and there is no word forthcoming from the Ministry of Education”.
“Majority of us have to keep off schools because we have lied to them including suppliers for too long and we do not know what to tell them every time they come to our offices”.
His sentiments were echoed by the chairman of the defunct Kenya Parents Association in Naivasha Eskimos Kobia who said many schools were not even able to pay private security guards.