15 arrested, charged after being found with KCSE exam paper in Kisii


15 arrested, charged after being found with KCSE exam paper in Kisii

In Summary

  • Appearing before Ogembo Resident Magistrate Margaret Nafula, the suspects arrested at Monianku Secondary School in Gucha South did not take a plea owing to incomplete investigations.
  • The suspects faced two charges of being in possession of examination materials and aiding and abetting crime contrary to the Kenya National Examination Council Act.
  • Magistrate Nafula ordered that they be remanded at Nyamarambe Police Station until November 12, 2018 to pave way for completion of the investigations.

Fifteen suspects were on Tuesday arraigned at a Kisii court for engaging in irregularities in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.

Appearing before Ogembo Resident Magistrate Margaret Nafula, the suspects arrested at Monianku Secondary School in Gucha South did not take a plea owing to incomplete investigations.

The suspects faced two charges of being in possession of examination material and aiding and abetting crime contrary to the Kenya National Examination Council Act.

Magistrate Nafula ordered that they be remanded at Nyamarambe Police Station until November 12, 2018 to pave way for investigations.

She further directed the prosecution supply documentary evidence in the case to the accused persons’ defense lawyer Kerosi Ondieki.

Deputy OCPD Vincent Kitili said he rushed to the scene with his officers following a tip-off that the school had hired outsiders to aid in facilitating exam malpractice.

Five of the suspects; Irene Kivunja Mbone, Jurith  Nyabeki, Alex Ziko Akuma, Christopher Ogora and Marori Edwin, were arrested at a house near the school in possession of a Chemistry paper.

Arori Peter (Deputy Principal), Mutende John (Supervisor) and invigilators, Omagwa Joel, Edna Morwabe, Gedion Nyagaka, Bernad Omoro, John Abuta, Ann Nyaboe and Joel Nyakwanya were also arrested after the exam to assist in the investigations.

The owner of the house where the paper was found, identified as Fred Okindo, as well as the school bursar, Peter Ochienku, were still at large but one of them has since been arrested.

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