Form 3 student arrested for impersonating candidate

November 8, 2016 6:25 pm
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The exams are being carried out under tight security measures to curb leakage and any other exam irregularity/FILE
The exams are being carried out under tight security measures to curb leakage and any other exam irregularity/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8 – A form 3 student was on Tuesday arrested for impersonating a candidate in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.

The Kapcherop Boys student Chirchir Kiplagat in Elgeiyo Marakwet is said to have sat for Edwin Kibet, a genuinely registered candidate.

During his arrest, Kiplagat was found in possession of the candidate’s national Identity number.

The candidate was also arrested and they will be taken to court.

Kibet had however sat for the Math’s and Chemistry paper on Monday but switched during Tuesday’s English Paper 1 exams.

The exams are being carried out under tight security measures to curb leakage and any other exam irregularity.

Education Cabinet Secretay Fred Matiang’i has cautioned that no one will be spared if found contravening the set regulations in administering the exams.

Already 2 teachers and an Administration Police officer were on Monday arrested after KCSE examination papers were found to have been tampered with in Kieni West.

Those arrested include the Principal of Gatuanyaga Secondary School Joseph Weru, an examination Supervisor Lucy Gathiru and Sergeant Laban Kinyua Murage.

Police said the three were picked up after the Chemistry papers were found to have been tampered with, contrary to regulations set out by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).

Kieni East Police Chief Michael Mbaluku said the three were arraigned at the Nanyuki Law courts on Monday afternoon but it was not immediately clear what charges they faced.

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