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Four arrested for impersonating KCSE candidates

By | November 3rd 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

By Nick Oluoch

Police in Migori are holding four teenagers after they were found impersonating other candidates in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.

Police say the suspects, three girls and a man, were nabbed at the Migori Teachers Training College examination centre for private candidates following a tip off filed to security officers by examination officials.

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"They were impersonating candidates who had registered to do the exams as private candidates," said Migori District deputy OCPD James Mwangi, adding that the suspects have given the names of the people who had asked them to sit the exams on their behalf.

Mr Mwangi said it is the centre’s supervisor and invigilators who rang the police after they suspected the four were not genuine candidates.

He said two of them had done their biology paper 1 and the other two were in the process of sitting the day’s history paper 1 when the police pounced on them.

The suspects were locked up at the Migori police cells awaiting arraignment in court this week.

Mwangi said the suspects may appear in court on Thursday when investigation is expected to be over.

This comes just days after another case of exam irregularity in the area where a supervisor at Oruba Girls Secondary School in Uriri District was stopped from administering the exams over negligence in observing strict exams rules.

Uriri DEO Ms Sabina Aroni said the officer was stopped from taking part in the examinations over a case in which he collected and transported to one of the schools an examination paper pack whose seal had already been tampered with.

The incident sparked off protests from the principal and students who demanded to know why part of the examination paper pack had been sliced with a razor blade.

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