Three students in court for selling fake exam papers

Three university students charged with pocketing millions of shillings in fake exam leakages. [iStockphoto]

With the national examinations for secondary and primary schools rapidly approaching, three university students took advantage of the situation to defraud parents out of millions of shillings through a false promise of leakages.

Kelvin Anunda Mogaka, Francis Manyara Ogata and Brevin Osano Ombongi are Egerton University students. They have been charged with defrauding Sh4 million from unsuspecting residents on the false promise that they could help them get the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

The three faced 12 counts of conspiracy to defraud, publication of false information and being in possession of five IDs belonging to different individuals.

"At an unknown place and date within the country, you jointly conspired to deceive members of the public through Telegram that there are Kenya National Examinations Council leakages for the 2022 exams, a fact that you knew to be false," read count one of the charge sheet.

The three denied the charges before Nairobi chief magistrate Wendy Kagendo and were released on a cash bail of Sh500,000 each with the case scheduled for hearing on December 2.