Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers have arrested five teachers from St Mary’s Mabera Girls’ Secondary School in Kuria West, Migori County, over exam irregularities during the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
The five teachers were accused of various irregularities, after which the detectives initiated the operation.
During the operation, the sleuths seized 30 mobile phones suspected to have been used to aid exam malpractice
According to Suna East Sub County DCI Richard Cheruiyot, the phones will be used as evidence against the suspects in court. The suspects are currently detained at Migori Police Station awaiting court appearance.
The arrest come barely hours after the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) suspended Nyambaria High School Chief Principal Charles Onyari as a KCSE centre manager over an alleged incident of exam malpractice.
A teacher from the school who sought anonymity confirmed this development when speaking with media, he further refrained from sharing further details about the incident.
“The situation did not disrupt the exams. However, we do not yet have complete information regarding the reasons behind the Principal’s suspension,” stated the teacher.
Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang on Monday asked all stakeholders involved in the administration of KCSE exams to uphold integrity.
“The amount of investments we are putting into protecting the integrity of our examination should not be this high. We need to build trust as Kenyan people. This trust deficit is killing all of us. As a country we should not continue this way” Kipsang Stated.