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By Emmanuel Okwii

A headteacher of a prominent primary school in Amuria is currently on her toes over allegations that she embezzled Shs2.1Million meant for the purchase of scholastic materials.

Ms Hellen Aguti who heads Akisim Kuju Primary  School was reportedly unable to account for the money in question before parents and stakeholders while in a meeting on Monday.

According to the chairperson School Management Committee, Mr Peter Opolot Eregu, the Headteacher had consistently failed to deliver paperwork that explains the correct utilization of the said funds and the matter was already with the police.

“Since she has failed to account for the money, we will not sit down. We are in the final stages of drafting a statement to be presented before the police,” Mr Opolot said.

The 1 Chairperson for Olwatai village, Mr Joseph Olaun said that the accused was not only disrespectful of the community but also arrogant.

“We are not happy with her. Can you imagine she walked out of the meeting and never came back? This was so disrespectful,” Mr Olaun said.

Although the Headteacher is said to have stormed out of the meeting before the matter could be settled, she totally denies any fault associated with the funds in questions.

“I am a worker who is employed by the education ministry and a mere SMC chairperson cannot shout over me. I walked away in principle and will deliver the accountability in principle,” Ms Aguti said.