4109 results involved in exam irregularities withheld by Ministry of Education

4109 results involved in exam irregularities withheld by Ministry of Education

4109 results have been with held by the Ministry of Education due to exam irregularities and pending investigations.

The ministry has also canceled four others reported impersonation after completing investigations.

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is empowered in law to withhold the 4109 results of any candidate or examination center suspected to have been involved in an examination irregularity or malpractice pending the completion of investigations.

“The results of the remaining 4,109 candidates who were suspected to have engaged in examination irregularities have 40 been withheld pending the completion of investigations into their cases, within 20 days from today,” Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said.

Machogu pointed out that One hundred and twenty (120) contracted professionals were reported to have been involved in aiding examination malpractices.

“It is unfortunate that a few contracted professionals are still insistent on ruining the future of our learners by subjecting them to examination malpractices. Firm disciplinary action will be taken against such teachers,”

On November 15th 2023, the Ministry of Education suspended iCharles Onyari, the country’s best teacher from Nyambaria High School in Nyamira County.

Reports further indicate that learners and staff from four schools among them Nyambaria Boys, Sironga Girls, Gekomoni Secondary School and St. Paul Gekano Boys in Nyamira County have so far recorded statements with the DCI over exam cheating allegations.

The arrested teachers were busted by police as they were working on a chemistry paper in Migori County with the intention of leaking the questions and answers to candidates in a girls’ school.

Among the suspects arrested are Zachariah Samwel, Zablon Chacha, Charles Maroa, Chacha Peter, Madam Triza and Vincent Onyage.

Last year, Police launched a multi-agency operation including CAK officers and DCI officers attached to the Kenya National Examinations Council and all telecommunication service providers.

The KNEC monitoring team identified over 32 social media platforms being used to share, sell and post examination materials in violation of the KNEC Act and regulations.

The operation led to six suspects being arrested and charged for alleged involvement in malpractices in the KCSE examinations.

According to the DCI, one of the suspects identified as Martin Mogusu aka Prof Martinez operated one of the most sought after telegram groups – The Teacher’s Updates – with a following in excess of 18,000.

Others arrested included two students from Thika Medical School, Faith Wairimu Maina, 19 and Bilha Atieno Elly aka Abilo, 20.

Another 20-year-old admin, Prudence Mukami aka Sir Waylen was also netted as she sought customer care services at a Safaricom shop after a line she had used in opening her telegram account was suspended.

In other separate operations, Wilfred Ondienga Obara aka Prof Wilfred and Anderson Malotwa Agasiva, 24 were arrested, according to the DCI.

I also wish to notify the country that the Ministry has now set up a fully functional National Examinations Appeals Tribunal in line with Section 40B (2) of the KNEC Act 2012.

I, therefore, 42 urge Kenyans aggrieved by any processes of the Council to seek redress through the Tribunal.

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