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Planner of Exam Leakage Arrested

Detectives have apprehended two suspects believed to be key masterminds of exam leakage in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

The suspects who were nabbed on Wednesday during a multi-agency operation between the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and the police will be arraigned in court on Thursday.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed mentioned that they are responsible for irregularities over the last two years.

The suspects are believed to behind an incident in Kisii where 17 people were caught filling in answer sheets before distributing them to students.

The identity of the masterminds was not revealed for fear it would sabotage the crackdown of other suspects.

According to the Nation, they worked with center managers to ensure that supervisors, invigilators and police officers accepted to open exam materials before time.

They then mark the answer sheets with the correct options before presenting them to students.

In the past they got materials from rogue KNEC officials but they are now targeting head teachers, who are the only people allowed to receive material on behalf of schools.

At least 31 people suspected of involvement in exam irregularities have so far been arrested.

They include 24 teachers, 4 police officers, two photocopyists and a bursar.

Education CS Amina Mohamed verifies the commencement of Mathematics Paper 1 at Mama Ngina Girls


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