A suspected case of examination malpractice has led to the arrest of a KCPE exam supervisor in Kwale County by the police.
According to a police report, an official from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) encountered a circulating KCPE 2023 Kiswahili Lugha paper online during the second day of the national examinations.
Upon investigation, the serial number on the paper was traced back to Albadru Integrated School, a private institution situated at Munje Primary Examinations Centre in Kingwede, Msambweni.
“It was established that indeed the Kiswahili Lugha paper seen on social media was actually the spare paper allocated to Albadru Integrated School. Hence, the supervisor on duty, Bakari Enzi, was arrested for the offence of disclosing the contents of the examination papers without authority” The report stated.
KNEC regulations mandate that a spare paper should be securely held by the supervisor after issuance of the exam to the available candidates.
Francis Gachoki, the Msambweni Police Boss, clarified that the supervisor had acknowledged retaining the spare paper, but he was detained due to suspicion of being responsible for its online circulation.
“Initially, we believed the paper belonged to a student who had taken exams at Msambweni hospital. However, our investigation later confirmed it was the spare paper in the supervisor’s possession, which he might have photographed and shared online with the intention of damaging Albadru School’s reputation.” He explained.
He added that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations was conducting a probe into the case, assuring that the school’s results would remain unaffected.