A KCPE candidate from Catholic Primary School in Wajir County was caught cheating on the Swahili exam paper. He was caught with a phone, receiving messages
Stephen Ng’etich ,Wajir County Commander confirmed the occurrence, saying the invigilator at the school found the 15-year-old candidate with the mobile phone and she took possession of it.
He also said that a few minutes later , a supervisor by the name Mursa Noor, was also caught giving a different candidate a piece of paper with written answers . The supervisor had stepped out at the time of the mobile phone incident.
It is reported that this infuriated the invigilator who then snatched away the paper, ensuing in a frenzied argument.
Mr Ng’etich added that the school administration took control of the issue ata hand until evening when they reported the matter to the police.
The chief officer said that all the parties implicated recorded statements at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and an investigation has been commenced.
This is the primary cheating incident to be reported in Wajir County since the KCPE exam started on Monday.
Wajir County was on the spot last year when Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said that all the 21 cases of exam malpractice happened in one school – Griftu Primary School – where teachers were caught texting exam answers to the candidates. Eleven mobile phones were recovered at the school.