KCSE: 26 candidates arrested after foiled plan to cheat

The incident took place at St. Teresa Boys Primary School in Nairobi where 154 private candidates are sitting for their 2019 KCSE Examinations

In Summary

• Head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Starehe and Kamkunji subcounties, Martin Mbaya, confirmed the incident.

Education CS George Magoha
CAUTION: Education CS George Magoha
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Police in Starehe subcounty have arrested 26 KCSE candidates for suspected cheating.

Meanwhile, security officers in the area have confiscated 35 mobile phones suspected to have been used to cheat in the examinations.

The incident took place at St Teresa Boys Primary School in Nairobi, where 154 private candidates are sitting for their 2019 KCSE examinations

The Head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Starehe and Kamkunji subcounties, Martin Mbaya, confirmed the incident, saying 26 of the mobile phones have been identified with the owners.

Speaking at St Teresa Boys Primary School on Wednesday evening, Mbaya said Police are carrying out further investigations to establish the owners of the nine mobile phones seized at the examinations centre.

Mbaya said the officers administering the examinations discovered that the suspects were receiving answers, real time, from an unknown source during Chemistry Paper II examinations.

“Investigations will continue to establish the source of the communications with the candidates and those behind the racket,” Mbaya noted.

He said the 26 will be arraigned.