By KBC Reporters
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has warned of fake examination papers in circulation and wants candidates to ignore them.
The latest development came as 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates get ready for rehearsals that begin Monday, 31st October 2016.
The KCPE examinations will take three days from 1st to 3rd November 2016.
The examination body has maintained that KCPE examination papers have not been leaked warning those who might wish to rely on such papers that they will be in for a rude shock.
In a statement KNEC chairman George Magoha said the council has received reports of people purporting to be selling ‘genuine’ KCPE examination papers that candidates are scheduled to sit beginning Tuesday.
Mogoha urged Kenyans to stop falling prey to the con game by unscrupulous people who are out to fleece them adding that investigations have been launched to apprehend those involved.
The reports come just days after KNEC announced new examination guidelines it said were aimed at sealing all loopholes to end massive cheating witnessed last year.
In the new guidelines, candidates have been banned from accessing examination rooms with clipboards and geometrical sets.
“Candidates will instead be required to carry their geometrical instruments and writing materials in clear see-through bags or polythene papers”, a circular to all schools read.
Mathematical tables and calculators during examination papers for which they are not required have also been banned from examination rooms.
The use of mobile phones within the precincts of the examination centers has also been banned for those involved in the exercise.
Meanwhile two leaders from Garissa County have urged the Kenya National examination council to make sure that students from the county sit for their national exams in their respective centers.
Lagdera MP Mohamed Shidiye and his Dadaab counterpart Mohamed Dahiye called on the exam body not to move students to other centers.
Shidiye said some centers especially those at the border have already been closed by the government saying the move would only serve to disadvantage the students.
For Dahiye the government should deal with Al Shabaab menace to avoid inconveniences during exam period.