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KCSE candidates in court for cheating

Seven KCSE candidates were on Tuesday arraigned at the Makadara court for allegedly cheating in the national exam.

They were allegedly found in possession of original copies of the History and Government exam paper on Monday morning. The exam was scheduled to be done in the afternoon.

Samuel Maina, Humprey Mulimu, Griffin Mutiwa, Beth Waceke, Fridah Akinyi, Wilfred Maina Wahime and Lameck Otieno Obinyo are all students at Twi-Light Secondary school in Kayole.

The six denied the charge before Makadara Resident Magistrate   Emily Nyongesa.

They were released on a cash bail of Sh 10,000 each with a surety of a similar amount.

Parents who camped outside the court complained that many other students who were found cheating in the exams had not been arraigned in court.

The students’ lawyer Albert  Makori argued that his clients had committed a petty crime which should not deter them from sitting for other exams.

The school’s principle Paul Muthee absolved himself from blame, saying the school’s administration did not assist the students to cheat in exams.

“If the students will be found guilty of cheating in the exam we will not carry their burden,” he said.

He invited the police and the Kenya National Examination Council to conduct all investigations they would want concerning the matter.

“The school administration was not aware of any exam leakages so we welcome investigations to be done,” he said.

The matter will be mentioned on November 26. Hearing will be on the 17th February 2014.