Seven unregistered colleges in Nairobi were shut down yesterday by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority.
Nine officers found within the premises were arrested in the crackdown led by Central police station OCPD Paul Wanjama.
They will be charged with running unregistered colleges.
The colleges are Kenya Institute of Cargo Forwarders, Temple College, International Institute of Technology and Management, Language Connections Centre and Kenya Institute of Foreign Languages and Professional Studies.
They were offering diploma and certificate courses at Kenda House on Tom Mboya Street.
Another is Kenya College of Commerce at Church House.
Tveta CEO Kipkirui Langat said two more colleges in Nairobi will be closed to ensure quality education.
He said institutions across the country which have not submitted applications for registration and licensing are targeted for closure.
“We hope to have closed unregistered and non-compliant institutions by mid next year,” Langat said.
He said there are 777 institutions registered with Tveta, out of which 366 have been inspected for compliance and 108 have been formally registered and licensed.
Another 258 institutions have been recommended for improvement.
“Institutions must comply with the Tveta Act to produce competent skilled workforce for the country to achieve Vision 2030 and global competition,” Langat said.
Tveta chairman Wilson Ogola said they are targeting colleges that have not responded to a notice of compliance in a media since January.