, NAIROBI, Kenya, November 3 – A Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) official in Mombasa has been charged with leaking the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination papers.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache, Clive Ombega Ndemo was charged with engaging in examination malpractices.
Ndemo was accused of disclosing the contents of the KCPE English Language and Composition papers to another person at Mary Joy Primary School in Nyali, Mombasa on Tuesday.
“Ombega Clive Ndemo: On November 1, 2016 at Mary Joy Academy school in Nyali sub-county within Mombasa county being an agent of the Kenya National Examinations Council willfully and unlawfully disclosed the contents of an examination paper, KCPE 2016 English language and English composition to another person without lawful authority,” the charge sheet reads.
Candidates sat the two papers at the start of the three-day national examination.
This is the first reported case of exam leaking this year after exams kicked off under tight security.
Strict measures are in place countrywide to secure test papers and exam centres and prevent all forms of cheating that plagued last year’s KCPE and KCSE exams.
Mochache said the case must be heard and determined before exam results are released in December.
Ndemo pleaded with the court to release him on bail pending hearing and determination of the case.