15 arraigned over examination malpractice in Kisii

Tuesday November 6 2018

Monianku Secondary School

The suspects arrested at Monianku Secondary School in court on November 6, 2018. PHOTO | MAGATI OBEBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

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Fifteen staff seized Monday evening at Monianku Secondary School in Kisii over examination malpractice will spend five days in police custody to allow prosecution conduct further investigations.

The suspects were charged Tuesday with being I possession of exam materials without any lawful reason.

Resident Magistrate Margaret Nafula ruled that the suspects be remanded at Nyamarambe Police Station until Monday when they will return to take plea.

Kisii County police boss Benard Muli said security agencies in Gucha South, Kisii County, received intelligence that the school had hired non-staff members to facilitate exam malpractice.

Some of the suspects were found in a house next to the school compound with copies of a chemistry exam paper which was still going on at that time.

Those who were arrested are Mr John Mutende, (supervisor) and invigilators Mr Joel Omagwa, Ms Edna Morwabe, Mr Gideon Nyagaka, Mr Bernard Omoro, Mr John Abuta, Ms Ann Nyaboke, Mr Joel Nyakwanya and Monianku Secondary School Deputy Principal Peter Arori.


Those found in the house were Ms Irene Kivunja Mbone, Ms Judith Nyabeki, Mr Alex Ziko Akuma, Mr Christopher Ogora and Mr Marori Edwin.

Also being sought are the school's bursar Mr Peter Onchieku and Mr Fred Okindo, the owner of a photocopying machine.

One more person is said to be on the run. Mr Muli said they suspected that it is the school bursar who had sneaked out the question paper to the group.