Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives on Wednesday arrested five teachers from a school in Migori County over exam irregularities during the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
The 5 teachers from St Mary’s Mabera Girls’ Secondary School in Kuria West, Migori County had been accused of various irregularities after which the detectives initiated the operation.
During the sting, detectives seized 30 mobile phones suspected to have been used to cheat during the exams. The handsets were confiscated pending further investigations.
According to Suna East Sub County DCI Richard Cheruiyot, the recovered phones will be used as evidence against the suspects in court.
An invigilator distributes papers to Starehe Boys’ Centre students sitting KCSE exams
Ministry of Education
Following their arrest, the suspects were transported to Migori Police Station before the law takes its natural course.
The arrest come barely hours after the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) suspended Nyambaria High School Principal Charles Onyari as a KCSE centre manager over exam irregularities.
The case was particularly interesting because Nyambaria Boys High School located in Nyamira County topped the 2022 KCSE examination with a 10.89 mean score.
In a similar situation, six people were on Monday arrested and arraigned in court for selling fake Kenya KCSE exam papers.
In a statement, the DCI confirmed the arrest of the six who were accused of operating various Telegram accounts reportedly selling fake KCSE papers.
Among those arrested were 2 students from a college in Thika and a 20-year-old social media admin.
”Six social media admins for various Telegram sites involved in examination malpractices in the ongoing KCSE national examinations have been arrested in the ongoing crackdown on perpetrators,” the DCI revealed in a statement.
A photo of Kenyan secondary school students during an exam.