CYBERCRIME INVESTIGATIONS

Machakos principal involved in alleged KCSE theft released on police bond

Cybercrime sleuths to conclude investigations before she is arraigned.

In Summary

• Principal is suspected to have taken a photo of a KCSE Mathematics examinations paper and uploaded it on her WhatsApp status for candidates to study.

• The principal's phone was confiscated by the police officers to aid in the investigations.

Machakos subcounty Criminal Investigations Officer Rhoda Kanyi (left) escorting ABC Kiseveni Principal Betta Mutuku to Machakos Police Station on April 6, 2021.
Machakos subcounty Criminal Investigations Officer Rhoda Kanyi (left) escorting ABC Kiseveni Principal Betta Mutuku to Machakos Police Station on April 6, 2021.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

The school principal who was arrested for alleged KCSE examinations theft in Machakos county has been released on police bond.

Machakos subcounty Criminal Investigations Officer Rhoda Kanyi said the suspect was released as they awaited for cybercrime detectives to conclude investigations into her confiscated phone before she is arraigned.

Betta Mutuku of ABC Kiseveni Secondary School within Machakos subcounty was nabbed by DCI sleuths on Tuesday morning.

The detectives were led by Kanyi who said they acted on intelligence information.

Kanyi said the principal is suspected to have taken a photo of a KCSE Mathematics examinations paper and uploaded it on her WhatsApp status for candidates to study.

She said Mutuku allegedly committed the crime last evening.

The suspect was whisked to Machakos Police Station where she was questioned by CID officers.

"She had posted the examinations on her status for the candidates to study at night," Kanyi told reporters during the arrest.

The principal's phone was confiscated by the police officers to aid in the investigations.