Man arrested after preventing son from sitting KCPE exams in Homa Bay


Man arrested after preventing son from sitting KCPE exams in Homa Bay
File image of an arrested suspect. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Tom Goya Mboya was on Wednesday arrested at his home in Akele village, Homa-Bay Town Constituency, after blocking his 14-year-old son from going to sit for the examinations.
  • The boy, who had prepared and was leaving for school when he was blocked by his father, was therefore forced to miss the Mathematics and English papers scheduled for day one of the examinations on Tuesday.
  • Homa Bay County Director of Children’s Department Peter Kutere said the man instructed his son not to leave home as he wanted him to repeat Class Seven and sit the national examinations next year.

A 38-year-old man is being held at Homa Bay Police Station after detaining his son and preventing him from sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.

Tom Goya Mboya was on Wednesday arrested at his home in Akele village, Homa-Bay Town Constituency, after blocking his 14-year-old son from going to sit for the examinations at Akele Primary School.

Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Director of Children’s Department Peter Kutere said the man instructed his son not to leave home as he wanted him to repeat Class Seven and sit the national examinations next year.

The boy, who had prepared and was leaving for school when he was blocked by his father, was therefore forced to miss the Mathematics and English papers scheduled for day one of the examinations on Tuesday.

Mr. Kutere further warned parents and guardians from violating the right of children to education stating that those found culpable will face the full force of the law.

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