The new Oversight Committee clash with Sente when they ask to analyse his key records and to monitor his personal movements. It's turning nasty.
By IONA RODIE
Academy insiders have said that the Academy Oversight Committee is not making friends with Academy Master Sente Kiteway in its first days of investigation. The committee, formed by Council Leader Nathan Earlywine's Executive Order NE-3309, is charged with investigating Kiteway's governance of the Academy and its affairs after his involvement in a government-toppling scandal over illicit and illegal research.
"They want to put in place complete mechanisms for a financial audit of the entire Academy and all of its departments, for time audits of Sente and his assistant personally, and they want access to a number of files and projects that have been considered very high-level clearance," said an anonymous source close to the committee's proceddings. "They've demanded even access to Sente's personal key and files, and he's thus far refused to turn that over on the grounds that he deserves personal privacy even in his position. ... This is not going to end up well, I promise you."
Still, there are reportedly some divisions even within the committee itself; reports have it that a number of Committee members are against forcing Kiteway to turn over his personal documents and have thus far blocked any resolution for disciplinary action. "It's a group of very strong individuals," said the source. "All of those towering egos are going to clash, so it may take ages before we see anything solid come out of this."
Earlywine has commented little on the committee's progress to date, though he did say in a Monday interview that the members had been "chosen carefully, and I'm certain they will perform an excellent job of normalising the Academy's relationship with the city and its government."
Kiteway maintained his characteristic silence on the subject.
Camryn Scott was ousted from the Council Leader position but retained her seat on the Council after Kiteway's daughters stepped forward with evidence that the Academy was conducting research into recovering extremely dangerous wartime technologies. The experiments had been performed upon human subjects, resulting in numerous fatalities, according to Scarlett and Violet Kiteway.