Public primary and second ary schools are facing a financial crisis just a week after they reopened.
This is after the government delayed releasing Sh15 billion meant for the schools.
School heads who spoke to the Sunday Nation yesterday said creditors are on their necks demanding to be paid for food stuffs and other items supplied to the institutions last term and before schools reopened on Monday.
The heads also said they have not been able to pay non-teaching staff and some have accu mulated salary arrears since last year because the government has been underfunding the in stitutions.
Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (Kepsha) chairman Johnson Nzioka said for the more than 23,000 public primary schools, the situation is worrying since they entirely depend on government funding.
"Primary schools have not received any funds so far since reopening yet we are expected to ensure that the Covid-19 protocols are observed in schools," said Mr Nzioka.
Some schools revealed that they do not have running water, Mr Nzioka said, have been forced to ask parents to step in for the safety of the children.
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