Six Arrested Over Exam Malpractices

Six Arrested Over Exam Malpractices

Six Arrested Over Exam Malpractices

In connection with the sale of fake Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education  (KCSE) exam papers, six individuals have been detained and charged. The DCI said in a statement that as part of a more intensive operation to protect  the integrity of the current tests, it had apprehended the six people using different  Telegram accounts.

Two Thika college students and a 20-year-old social media administrator are among those detained. “In the ongoing crackdown on perpetrators, six social media admins for various  Telegram sites involved in examination malpractices in the ongoing KCSE national  examinations have been arrested,” the DCI said in a statement.

After the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) monitoring team discovered  that over 32 social media (SM) platforms were being used to share, sell, and post  fake exam papers, the DCI disclosed that the multi-agency operation was carried out by DCI detectives in collaboration with  Communications Authority (CA) and telco operators. DCI claims that KNEC had alerted authorities to 32 websites where the accused  and those connected to them were selling fictitious test papers.

After receiving this communication, the DCI launched an investigation into the  syndicate, which resulted in the arrest of several suspects, including “Mr Examiner,”  who was captured before to the commencement of the tests. By November 6, six more suspects, one of whom was identified as “Prof Martinez,”  were allegedly selling fictitious exam papers to unwary Kenyans, according to the  DCI.

”Among the individuals under suspicion was the infamous Prof. Martinez, who ran  The Teacher’s Updates, one of the most popular Telegram groups with over  18,000 members. According to the DCI’s statement, he told the educators, parents, and students in  his group to “calm down, we’re here.” The DCI also cautioned anyone considering a career in fraud and told students  not to fall for the delusion that passing the national exams could be  accomplished quickly.

Monday marked the start of the KCSE exams. There were 903,260 students registered for the national tests.However, the distribution of exams to various centers was jeopardized by the intense rains that was occurring in several parts of the nation.

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