A complete of 71 tablets stolen from a major college at Teso in Busia, Kenya, have been recovered in Uganda.
The tablets have been recovered final Thursday and a Ugandan suspect who was carrying them on a bike arrested by authorities as he crossed unofficial border crossing.
Police recognized the suspect as Evans Wanda aged 24.
Upon restoration, the Ugandan authorities contacted their Kenyan counterparts who recognized the Authorities of Kenya branded tablets.
The gadgets supposed for the Digital Literacy Programme have been stolen from Moding Main College on March 31. A guard on the college reported the incident to native authorities who launched investigations into the matter.
It was reported that the thieves broke into the pinnacle trainer’s workplace, deputy headteacher’s workplace and the staffroom earlier than making away with the 71 tablets.
The suspect advised the police that he purchased the laptops from a contact in Bungoma.
The tablets have been returned to Kenya on Saturday and the case handed over to Teso police.
The police mentioned they anticipate to make extra arrests earlier than Tuesday.
The officers are investigating how the tablets have been stolen from the varsity in a bid to construct a water tight case towards the perpetrators.
The Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) is a programme borne out of the Authorities of Kenya’s imaginative and prescient to verify each pupil is ready for at this time’s digital world, and to remodel studying in Kenya right into a twenty first century schooling system.
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The Jubilee authorities had promised to present every class one pupil a laptop computer after profitable the 2013 election.
Nonetheless, the plan was shelved over amongst others value challenges. The federal government resorted to tablets.