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Knec staff reports exam cheating claim to police

Monday November 5 2018

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A past Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Chemistry paper. Students were advised against exam cheating. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MANASE OTSIALO
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Police in Mandera are investigating a claim that a disabled student attempted to bribe a Knec officer to allow another person sit KCSE exams on his behalf.

The Kenya National Examination Council staff, Mr Julius Odhiambo, reported the matter to Takaba Police Station.

Mandera West DCIO Eliud Kemboi confirmed the incident. “I am aware of the incident and the police are handling it,” he said on phone.

In the police report, Mr Odhiambo said the candidate offered him money at a local guest house yesterday.

Knec dispatches officers to assist candidates who cannot write their examinations due to disabilities.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed warned students against engaging in malpractices, such as carrying mobile phones to an examination centre.

“Parents whose children will be found with mobile phones in school will be held responsible. Their children will be suspended and blocked from sitting the examinations," she said last month.