A KCSE candidate at Moi Kapcherop Girls’ Secondary School in Elgeyo-Marakwet County has been arrested alongside 3 other students for allegedly engaging in examination cheating.
The student was caught by a police officer with a paper note of short answers (Mwakenya) during the CRE Paper 2 exam on Monday, April, 12th.
The learner got irritated and attempted to attack the officer but was contained after the officer called for reinforcement.
“The student’s unbecoming behavior forced the security officer to call for reinforcement,” a cop privy to the incident said.
Also arrested were three other candidates caught in possession of mwakenya. The school’s principal, exam supervisor, and invigilators were also taken into custody for allegedly conspiring to aid exam cheating.
A consequent mass hunt in the dormitories yielded some mobile phones, mwakenya notes, and other cheating materials.
Elgeyo-Marakwet County Commissioner, Dr. Omar Ahmed, said the arrested students would write their remaining exams in police custody.
“We are investigating whether the principal, supervisor and invigilators colluded with the students to engage in exam malpractice,” Ahmed said.
The exam officials were immediately replaced by a new team.
“I want to warn exam officials planning to allow cheating that they will be smoked out,” said Ahmed.