Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has issued a stern warning to cartels who have taken it their job to distribute fake examination papers to candidates.
Magoha said that the government will not be lenient with any individual caught trying to compromise the integrity of the national examination.
He added that no offence will be taken for children who are lured into cheating but will not spare cartels, teachers and parents who are found guilty of the offense.
Magoha said they dismantled one of the cartels in primary schools and arrested several of them.
“Although some have been arrested, we have noticed that the cartels have formed another group. This morning in Nairobi we already had two students with cellphones; we’re going to be soft with them as we allowed them to sit for the exams,” said Magoha.
He was speaking in Mombasa when he presided over the release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination papers from their storage containers during the kickoff of the exercise.
By Chari Suche