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Drama as drunk officer disrupts KCSE exam at national school

A police officer caused drama at a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination centre in Nakuru when he showed up drunk.

The officer had arrived late at Moi Forces Academy, Lanet, where candidates were sitting examinations.

Interestingly, Education Principal Secretary Collette Suda was supervising examinations at the school.

It forced Bahati deputy county commissioner Kisilu Mutua to immediately take the officer’s place.

The officer kept interrupting the conversations, throwing in incoherent statements and would sometimes distance himself from the officers to engage in phone conversations.

TALKING ALOUD

He could be heard laughing and talking aloud on phone even though he was close to an examination room.

Prof Suda condemned the officer’s behaviour. “The security team ought to be keen on such officers since they are likely to cause unnecessary tension in the centres” said Ms Suda.

In Samburu County, the examination went on under tight security. Security officers manning examination centres were under strict instructions not to allow journalists and the public into the schools during the examination period.

In West Pokot County, three people were arrested for impersonating candidates.

The suspects, one from Pokot Central and two from West Pokot sub-counties, were arrested while undertaking the examinations on behalf of registered candidates.

LABOUR PAINS

In another incident, two candidates – one from Pokot North sub-county and another from Baringo County were taken to hospital after developing labour pains during an examination.

And principals from various schools in Murang’a County yesterday evening staged a demonstration demanding that the police take immediate steps to find the whereabouts of the missing Kiru Boys secondary School head teacher, Mr Solomon Mwangi.

“We are following all leads to make sure he is found…the last signal shows he was in Kiria-ini so we want to believe he is still in that area,” said Murang’a county commissioner John Elungata.

Meanwhile, Education Principal secretary Belio Kipsang has said there will be no cheating during the marking of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and KCSE examinations.

Dr Kipsang said tougher measures were in place to prevent tampering with examination results in favour of candidates and or previous “top schools”.

He spoke after witnessing the opening of examination materials at Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Secondary School in Mombasa.

“… we put in place strategies from setting right to marking to ensure that the results released will be credible,” he said.