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16 arrested with KCSE exam leakage in Kilifi

28 October 2015, 08:24 Ken Wekesa

Kilifi - 16 people including two police officers and two teachers have been arrested in connection to KCSE leakage in Kilifi County.

The 16 were arrested with the examination question in their Whatsapp accounts.

The 16 were arrested Tuesday at Kilifi Private Center situated within the Kilifi township secondary school in Kilifi County.

Confirming the incident, Kilifi County Commissioner Joseph Keter said the suspects were arrested with the examination materials in their mobile phones.

“The examination questions were found in the Whatsapp accounts of the suspects and we're still investigating the case,” said Keter.

Township Secondary school Principal, Charo Katana alleged that the 12 students sitting the examination at the Kilifi Private Centre were last week found with a copy of the Mathematics examination in their mobile phones.

“There seem to be a problem with the private students whom we suspect may be having a copies of this examination after we found them with a copy of the mathematics paper” said Katana

Read Also: KNUT calls for disbandment of KNEC over exam cheating

This comes just a day after the police spokesman absolved the police from blame in the alleged cheating in the ongoing exams.

The suspects were arraigned in a Kilifi court while the police officers are expected in court Thursday.

So far, at least four cases of cheating have been reported in the coastal region involving two students from Roca secondary school, five from Ganze secondary school and two from Baucho secondary school.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has also called for the disbandment of the KNEC over the increased cases cheating in ongoing KCSE examination.

KNUT national treasurer, John Matiangi recently said KNEC has totally failed in its mandate to manage the ongoing examination.

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