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Murang'a school principal interdicted over exam delay

By Boniface Gikandi | Published Sat, November 19th 2016 at 00:00, Updated November 18th 2016 at 22:35 GMT +3

A secondary school principal in Murang'a County has been interdicted after he arrived late at an examination collection centre.

Githanga Secondary School Principal Charles Mwangi had failed to collect the KCSE examination papers from Murang'a East Sub-county container on time on Thursday morning.

Reports indicate that when Mwangi arrived at the container, he found that Murang'a East education officer Richard Ng'ang'a had delivered examination papers to his school.

Yesterday, Murang'a County director of education Lawrence Kirimi said Mwangi had been suspended and his deputy appointed to take charge.

"There is a directive indicating that principals must personally collect examination materials from the container. He reported at 7am, which amounts to misconduct," said Kirimi.

Earlier, Mwangi was locked up at Murang'a police station before he was released in the evening and handed over to education officers.

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