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Senior KNEC examiner arrested over KCSE exam leakage

Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) National Deputy Chief Examiner Betta Mutuku has been arrested by the Police officers for allegedly leaking the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mathematics paper a few hours before the actual exam began.

The KNEC National Deputy Chief Examiner in Mathematics who is also the Principal of ABC Kiseveni Secondary School in Machakos County was on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 arrested after she shared a KCSE mathematics paper on her WhatsApp status.

The arrest was conducted by the Machakos DCIO Rhodah Kanyi. The principal’s phone was confiscated during the arrest for further investigations.

Reports reveal that Mutuku had put the Mathematics paper believed to be a leakage for the exam scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021 on her WhatsApp status from Monday, April, 5, 2021.

This comes after a section of 2020 KCSE candidates had recently complained that the exams were too hard especially for the first week.

“I am not one to complain about exams but…I think Knec has played a trick on us. What I saw in the exam room last week was something else. The exams are too hard,” Justus Omollo said.

However, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha had assured the candidates that all shall be well adding that the told the government is aware that they were at home for nine months when he visited Chavakali High School.

“Do not worry about the examination. We are aware you were at home for nine months, so your hope must remain alive. Do not get stressed. If you believe in God, you will all pass,” Magokha said.

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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