Four teachers arrested for hiding KCSE exam leakage in toilet


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Four teachers among them a deputy principal were arrested at Baragoi Boys Secondary School in Samburu County for allegedly colluding to assist students cheat in the ongoing KCSE examination.

Samburu North Sub-county Police Commander Tom Makori confirmed the incident, saying the four including the school’s deputy principal, an invigilator and two biology teachers are detained at Baragoi Police Station.

Mr. Makori said the deputy principal and invigilator’s regular visits to the toilet raised suspicion among the police officers who were manning the examination center.

“The officers saw the invigilator entering the teachers’ toilet first, and when he left the deputy principal followed shortly and left looking suspicious,” said the police boss.

He added that after some time, the deputy principal went back to the toilet and left, a move that prompted one of the police officers to visit the toilet where he stumbled upon a piece of paper with writings suspected to be answers for some of the questions for the Biology Paper 2 test, which was being written by candidates during that time.

According to Makori, the officers proceeded to deputy principal’s house, where the deputy principal himself and two other teachers, who taught Biology subject at the school, were arrested.

The police commander said the suspects are expected to appear in court on Thursday after police officers complete their investigations.

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