By ALPHONCE SHIUNDU email@example.com
Pupils in a library. When Treasury followed the paper trail to the schools where the money was supposed to have been disbursed, it emerged that the money “did not reach the schools”.
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who revealed findings of a government audit into misuse of free school money and procurement of essential medicine in public hospitals, handed the report over to CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro. It was a culmination of revelations by the Treasury on how senior officials in the Ministry of Education conspired to swindle the government of Sh4.2 billion of free learning money. According to Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, the officials not only stole the money, but also manipulated the records to hide the theft. Of the money, Sh1.9 billion was brazenly stolen, because when Treasury followed the paper trail to the schools where the money was supposed to have been disbursed, it emerged that the money “did not reach the schools”. Continue reading
“JPIC Office USG/UISG“
Sr. Pat Murray, executive director of the South Sudan Project, asked the JPIC Office to circulate this information on the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.
South Kordofan: reports of mass atrocities
Friday June 10 2011. Escalating violence against civilians in Sudan’s South Kordofan state is a major humanitarian catastrophe in the making, with an estimated 300,000 people besieged, cut off from relief aid, and unable to escape fighting. The United Nations estimates that up to 40,000 people have fled fighting between Sudanese government troops, Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), and members of the former southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), in Kadugli, the capital of Sudan’s oil-producing border state of South Kordofan. Shelling was heard in the town of Kauda this morning and Antonov planes have been seen carrying out aerial bombardment in areas with a significant civilian population, in the Heiban and Um Dorain areas among others. Furthermore, low-flying MIG fighter planes have been used to terrify the displaced people seeking shelter around the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) compound just north of Kadugli. Continue reading