School principal arrested after bid to open KCSE exam before time
Police have arrested the principal of a school in Trans Nzoia County after she attempted to open examination papers before the stipulated time.
Acting Kenya National Exam Council chief executive Mercy Karogo said the principal was apprehended as she attempted to open the Chemistry exam papers on Monday.
Ms Karogo, however, assured Kenyans that the exam had not leaked.
“A teacher at the school, who appeared to be working in cahoots with the principal took off,” she told the Nation on Tuesday.
The Knec acting boss said they would initiate disciplinary measures against the principal with her deputy now taking charge of the exam centre.
Earlier, Knec chairman George Magoha reiterated the government’s resolve to stamp out exam cheating.
He said Knec had put in place systems to ensure that those caught in exam malpractices are arrested and action taken against them.