Police in Migori have arrested an invigilator for sharing some exam materials before the scheduled time.
Education CS George Magoha says the invigilator is in police custody and will be arraigned in court to face criminal charges.
“In the meantime, the police are stepping up their investigations to trace the chain of people that are connected to this ring. They will be found wherever they may be in any part of the country or elsewhere and face the law,” He said.
He said the long arm of the Government’s security system will always catch up with such unscrupulous people who think they can breach the watertight security measures.
“We wish to inform the country that we unearthed a case of an early exposure of some papers during this examination. Under this circumstances, unprofessional examination officials manage to expose the examinations a little earlier than the scheduled time once the papers leave safely from the examinations container. The questions are then shared to the targeted candidates just before the examinations start,” Magoha said.
The CS has however assured students and Kenyans that all examination materials are safe and that no candidate will be allowed to have any unfair advantage in the ongoing examinations.
“We will ensure all candidates continue accessing the examination questions at the same time when the papers are scheduled to be taken,” He said.
Magoha said the Multi-Agency Examinations Monitoring Team is happy with the progress of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination which is in its third day saying all the 752,891 registered candidates have now sat six examination papers, including a number of candidates that are taking their examinations in hospitals.
“We also ask for the support of all stakeholders and examination monitors who are spread out in all parts of the country to report any cases of malpractices to the Kenya National Examinations Council immediately they spot them. The Toll Free Numbers are: 0800-724-900 and 0800-721410,” The CS said.