- He claimed the Kenya Kwanza administration awarded the KCPE and KCSE exam printing contracts to a politically correct local company.
- Raila claimed results received expensively using the short code were different from the one on the KNEC portal and sent to schools
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has claimed the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education grades in science, social studies, as well as religious studies were truncated.
Speaking at a press conference, Raila alleged that the rot in Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) saw candidates get graded for subjects they never sat for.
“It saw an entire class score the same grade in science in one school. The system deployed could produce plus or minus signs. What a shame,” he stated.
He claimed the Kenya Kwanza administration awarded the KCPE and KCSE exam printing contracts to a politically correct local company based on Mombasa Road in Nairobi.
He added that the Mombasa Road company then had to outsource the exam printing services from a company based in India, where the exams were printed in a hurry.
He said Azimio is also aware that the UK firm whose contract was cancelled declined to provide codes to the many layers of security that had been encrypted to safeguard the integrity of both KCPE and KCSE.
“We believe this process, of a sudden change of printer and having them printed on short notice, is responsible for the disaster we have witnessed concerning KCPE,” he said.
Raila alleged that the situation was worsened by the fact that in return for kickbacks, the procurement for relaying the results to the public using the shortcode 40054 was also taken away from the original provider and awarded on short notice and corruptly to a company that could not handle the same.
“This led to the mess where the results received expensively using the shortcode were different from the ones on the KNEC portal and sent to schools. It led to what KNEC has called misalignment of marks and grades,” he stated.
Raila claimed that results received expensively using the short code were different from the ones on the KNEC portal and sent to schools, as a result of the mess.
Raila warned that impunity and corruption sanctioned from the highest offices on the land is messing up the future of young people.