150 Ambira High candidates under probe for abusing Amina, Matiang'i

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and his Education counterpart Amina Mohamed during the education stakeholder conference at Kenya School of Government in Nairobi on October 15, 2018. /ENOS TECHE
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and his Education counterpart Amina Mohamed during the education stakeholder conference at Kenya School of Government in Nairobi on October 15, 2018. /ENOS TECHE

Some 150 KCSE candidates at Ambira High School in Ugunja Subcounty, Siaya county, are being investigated over alleged use of vulgar language against Education CS Amina Mohammed and her Interior counterpart Fred Matiang'i.

A police report made at the Ugunja Police Station by the school principal Thomas Odhiambo Kogola said the candidates were captured on video using abusive language against the cabinet secretaries.

According to the report, the candidates, most of whom had finished their arts exams, claimed that they had cheated in the examination.

"[The students] assembled at the waste dumping side close to the fence behind the classes. They lit fire christened Academic Fire burning waste papers, dancing and using vulgar language against CS Education Amina Mohamed and Interior CS Dr

Fred Matiang'i," the police said.

They said the school principal was able to identify eight of the students after reviewing the video clip that has been circulating on social media.

"Further, it is confirmed that there was no examination cheating reported at the school," the police said.

Since the exam began, Amina maintained that strict measures have been put in place to ensure no cheating or early exposure of exam papers occurs.

She, however, said four candidates were deregistered for allegedly attempting to cheat by trying to sneak material into exam rooms.

Amina said some 40 teachers were found to have aided in the exam malpractice, 26 of whom have already been interdicted by the Teachers Service Commission.

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