A national school head teacher of Moi Kapsowar Girls, principal Dinah Cheruiyotin in Marakwet yesterday recorded a statement following suspicions that she conspired with her students in exam cheating.
The Moi Kapsowar Girls principal, recorded a statement at Kapsowar police station, Marakwet West, after allegations she received a leaked KCSE chemistry paper via WhatsApp on Monday.
Police boss Apollo Onyonyi said Cheruiyot received a Chemistry paper from David Wafula, a teacher at St Teresa’s Secondary School, Kitale. They have launched investigations and will also look into whether Cheruiyot shared the leaked papers with others.
“We have confiscated the principal’s mobile phone as investigations begin. We want to establish whether students got the leaked papers,” Onyonyi said.
Elgeyo Marakwet county director of education Joseph Wamoche said the integrity of the exam was not affected by the leakage. He said a comprehensive report will be issued after the conclusion of investigations.
“I’ve talked to the principal and she has assured me that she didn’t share the leaked paper because her phone was switched off at the time candidates were sitting the Chemistry exam on Monday,” he said. “I can assure you that the integrity of the exam was not affected at all.”
Senior Education ministry officials in Nairobi are handling the matter, Wamoche added. “This is an isolated case. We’ve been assured by security agencies that measures have been put in place to ensure no exam leakage takes place.”