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17 arrested in Kisii with KCSE chemistry exam paper

Student searched by invigilator before entering exam room/FILE


Police arrested 17 people in Kisii County for engaging in examination malpractices on Monday evening.

Kisii County Police Commander Benard Muli has said the suspects were arrested with a copy of a Chemistry exam paper.

A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination (KCSE) supervisor John Mutende, seven invigilators and Monianku Secondary School deputy principal Peter Arori are among those arrested.

They were arrested Monday evening in Gucha South after police received information that the school is using non-staff members to facilitate exam cheating.

“They were arrested on Monday evening and we have already begun interrogating them to establish why they had the examination material outside the examination centre,” Muli said.

Mr Muli said security agencies in Gucha South, Kisii County, received intelligence that the school had hired non-staff members to facilitate exam malpractice.

Some of the suspects were found in a house next to the school compound with copies of a chemistry exam paper which was still going on at that time.

Police have launched investigations as they also interrogate the suspects to find out why the examination material was leaked out of the centre.

One person escaped during the arrest.

Police are hunting for the school bursar, owner of photocopier machine near the school compound and the person who escaped.

It is suspected that the school bursar helped in leaking the exam paper.

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