KNEC official charged with leaking exams in Mombasa

November 8, 2016 12:15 pm
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The official was charged at the Mombasa Law Courts on Tuesday.
The official was charged at the Mombasa Law Courts on Tuesday.
MOMBASA, Kenya Nov 8 – A supervisor deployed to Mombasa by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has been charged with leaking the ongoing secondary schools national examinations.

Charges read to Dennis Juma Were indicate that he unlawfully disclosed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Chemistry Paper One exams at Mikindani Complex High School on Monday.

He was arrested after cutting seals for the Chemistry Paper instead of the Mathematics.

Were denied the charges before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Teresia Mwatheka who freed him on a Sh500, 000 bond until December 13th when the case will be mentioned.

This year’s national examinations are being undertaken amid tight security as the Education Ministry implements tough measures meant to curb cheating which was rampant in previous years.

Since the examinations started on Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has been travelling around the country to personally supervise the process.

He spent the better of Monday in Central Kenya, and was in Nyandarua and Naivasha on Tuesday where he held conversations with candidates at various schools.

KNEC insists that the examinations has not been leaked despite the arrests in various parts of the country, including in Naromoru where two teachers and an Administration Policeman were arrested on Monday after examination papers were found to have been tampered with.

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