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KCPE security 'firewall' breached as teacher, impersonator arrested

This comes after Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa banned the distribution of food stuffs by the County government of Mombasa to all candidates doing exams in a bid to curb exam leakages.

By Oscar NdundaWednesday, 02 Nov 2016 19:31 EAT

A primary school teacher in Mombasa County was arrested on Wednesday morning for allegedly leaking exam papers to students. Oliver Openda, a teacher at Mary Joy Primary School in Bombolulu, was caught while allegedly showing students questions immediately after opening the exam papers.

According to Kisauni CID boss Stephen Wambua, they are currently interrogating the suspect to establish whether the whole exam was leaked. He will later be arraigned at the Shanzu Courts for engaging in exam malpractices. This comes after Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa banned the distribution of food stuffs by the County government of Mombasa to all candidates doing exams in a bid to curb exam leakages.

Meanwhile a 33 year-old man was arrested at Highlands Primary school in Kericho County on Tuesday afternoon for impersonating and sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination on behalf of another candidate.

Zachary Kipsang was nabbed while sitting on behalf of Yegon Kipngetich who registered for the Adult Education as a private candidate.

Kericho County Commissioner Mukhtar Abdi confirmed the incident and  pointed out that the suspect had managed to sit for the Mathematics paper in the morning and was caught while proceeding to do the English paper in the afternoon.

The invigilators at the centre noticed the suspect appeared different from the passport photo on the KNEC’s exam paper which forced them to notify the County Director of Education who came and took the suspect for questioning.

Both suspects are expected to be arraigned in court for breaking examination rules with Kipsang set to be charged for impersonation while Kipngetich for breaking the National Examination Council (NEC) Act 29 section 40 of 2012.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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