The district service commission In Busia has sacked 30 teacher most of who were found in possession of forged academic papers.
Barnabas Muniala, the Busia District education officer, says that the suspects were rounded up in an operation spanning over a period of two months.
Muniala says during the operation, the department found out that some teachers have for the last 20 years used the forged academic documents to find teaching jobs.
Muniala says some of the teachers implicated in the scam are Jane Nafula of Madibira primary school. She was found with forged academic documents from Kyambogo University.
The others are Christine Wafula of Mawerero Islamic primary school, Caroline Odong of Buyimili primary school, Susan Akello and Wycliffe Barnebas of Butangasi primary school, Catherine Nabwire of Tira primary school, and Brenda Okinyi of Arubaine primary school.
The District education officer says the suspects will be arrested for presenting false academic documents to the service commission.
But the teachers implicated so far have denied any wrongdoing. They say that the accusations against them are politically motivated because they are not NRM supporters.
One of the teachers, Wycliffe Barasa, claims that he has received several letters cautioning her about her political affiliation.
He says that he was not surprised when he received a letter announcing his termination.