The government has taken action against Tala Academy in Machakos County after students and a teacher were arrested last month in Nairobi for being drunk.

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According to a directive from the teachers service commission, the school risks being deregistered.

The has 12 unregistered teachers who could face prosecution.

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has written to the Ministry of Education’s Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang over the matter.

He has asked Kipsang to take action against the school.

Mrs Macharia has also written to Inspector-General Police Joseph Boinnet asking to prosecute the board of directors for recruiting unregistered teachers.

 The students were arrested in Nairobi in June in the company of a teacher over allegations of being drunk and disorderly while travelling on an academic tour.

According to Mrs Macharia, after investigations, it was discovered that the school’s board had engaged people not registered as teachers to teach.

“Out of 19 persons engaged at the school as teachers, 12 were not registered teachers and were consequently in contravention of section (44(I)(b) of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Act , 2012,” said Mrs Macharia.