Leaders call for exam body disbandment

Monday March 14 2016

Imenti South MP Kathuri Murungi addresses a crowd at Kilili Primary School grounds during a funds drive for Kangulu New Apostolic Church on November 15, 2015. Mr Murungi on March 13, 2016 said the incompetence and lack of integrity at Knec was evident and is a sign of the high level of corruption in Kenya. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Imenti South MP Kathuri Murungi addresses a crowd at Kilili Primary School grounds during a funds drive for Kangulu New Apostolic Church on November 15, 2015. Mr Murungi on March 13, 2016 said the incompetence and lack of integrity at Knec was evident and is a sign of the high level of corruption in Kenya. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By DARLINGTON MANYARA
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Students of a secondary school in Imenti south will have to resit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School examinations after their 2015 results were cancelled.

The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) nullified results of 25 students at Nkumari Mixed Day in Meru school due to irregularities in the Chemistry paper three (practical).

Leaders from the area on Saturday called for Knec's demobilization disbandment of Knec for failing to curb cheating in national examinations.

South Imenti MP Kathuri Murungi said more needs to be done to prevent cheating.

Mr Murungi said the incompetence and lack of integrity at Knec was evident and is a sign of the high level of corruption in Kenya.

“As an MP, I will lobby for its disbandment. Innocent Kenyan students who never cheated in their exams are being sacrificed and used as scape goat,” he said.

He urged Kenyans to put collective mechanisms to curb graft to win the public confidence.

The leaders helped raise Sh280,000 to buy revision materials for the affected students.