KCSE Exam Cheating Cases Reported On Day One.
Cheating was reported on day one of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Two men, one of whom was a university student, were arrested on suspicion of impersonation.
The other two candidates were discovered with mobile phones that they intended to use to aid in their cheating.
A 26-year-old man was arrested in Busia for taking the exam on behalf of his father. A 20-year-old Kisii University student was also caught impersonating a candidate in Kisii.
Brian Angwenyi, a third-year Kisii University student, was taking the English Paper One exam on behalf of Nyamweya Martin at Kiamabundu High School in Kiamabundu, Nyaribari Chache sub-county.
The suspect was taken into custody at Kisii Central Police Station. According to Nyaribari Chache sub-county police chief Peter Kimani, the suspect is being questioned before being arraigned in court.
George Barasa, 44, was arrested in Busia for impersonating his father, Josephat Makokha.
Kipchumba Ruto, the deputy county commissioner for Matayos, said Barasa was a former student at Bujwang’a Secondary School in Funyula sub-county. He gained access to the exam room by using a police abstract.
His father was a private candidate at Our Lady of Mercy in Busia township.
Earlier in the day, Education CS George Magoha pardoned two candidates who were caught using mobile phones just minutes before the start of the national examinations in Nairobi.
Man Arrested Sitting a KCSE Exam for His 44-year-old Father
He stated that the two would continue with the exams, urging all candidates to focus on their exams and avoid any mistakes.
Despite Magoha’s stern warning against irregularities, the cases emerged on the first day of the KCSE exams.
According to Magoha, mobile phones continue to cause problems during exam administration.
The education minister also stated that the ministry will be able to track down anyone who shares photos of exam papers.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation also stated that the old practice of crooks selling fake exams has returned.
A student from a local university was apprehended last week by agents from the Kenya National Examination Council and the DCI.
He had set up several Facebook pages from which he sold fake 2022 examination papers for Sh2,600 for Science papers and Sh1,600 for Humanities papers.
KCSE Exam Cheating Cases Reported On Day One