18 phones nabbed as 3 Teachers and police officers arrested in Makueni over exam cheating

A past photo of CS George Magoha supervising KCSE Exams. (Photo -Courtesy)

Four people among them a police officer spent Thursday night at Kalawa police station, Mbooni over exam cheating.

The four were guarding exams at Ngungi secondary school in Mbooni, sub-county of Makueni county.

According to Makueni county police commander, there was a Kiswahili exam paper doing round on social media.

After the Kenya National Examination Council did investigations, it was established that it originated from the school. The four people were arrested after a multi-agency team went to the school for investigations.

18 phones and a photocopy of the said paper were found in the boy’s toilets.

“During investigations, the team recovered 18 mobile phones and a photocopy of the exam paper that was carefully hidden in the house toilet,” The county commander said.

He revealed that at first several people were arrested and questioned but the four were locked up. They will be arraigned in court after investigations.

Education minister George Magoha put teachers on the notice over exam cheating. He noted that the government had put measures into place to curb cheating and the case was not exam leakage but early exposure.

Magoha promised to be dictatorial on culprits found guilty of exam malpractice.

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