The principal secretary for Vocational and Technical Training Julius Ouma is now under scrutiny after making
strange inquiries during his whirlwind tour of institutions in Western Kenya. Ouma came under fire from Tvet heads after asking them how much money was still in their bank accounts. The heads expressed displeasure noting that it was wrong for Ouma to ask such questions in public. “You don’t expect us to declare what we have in our accounts in the open,” one of the heads who requested anonymity said. They blamed Ouma for highhanded for asking them to
adhere to Covid-19 protocols within a short notice yet they lack funds. During his tour, Ouma directed Tvets to ensure they fully comply with Covid-19 protocols in readiness for reopening. Ouma said some of the institutions were yet to fully comply. He said that the TVET institutions have been given funds to prepare for reopening based on the corona virus infection trend. Ouma said the decision on opening was premised on the need to ensure the safety of all learners and teachers.