An invigilator and three teachers have been arrested for attempting to aid students in exam cheating in the ongoing KCSE exams at Baragoi Boys Secondary school in Samburu North.
The Samburu North Sub County Police Commander (SCPC), Tom Makori has confirmed the incident, saying that the School’s Deputy Principal was among the four suspects who were arrested on Wednesday and are being held at Baragoi Police Station for questioning.
Makori said that the police officers manning the exam became suspicious of the Deputy Principal and the invigilator’s frequent visit to the toilet while exams were going on.
“The officers saw the invigilator entering the teachers’ toilet first, and when he left the deputy principal followed shortly and left looking suspicious,” he said.
He added that after a few minutes, the Deputy Principal entered the toilet again and left, a move that prompted one of the police officers to enter the toilet to investigate.
The police boss said that the officer found a piece of paper with writings that were suspected to be answers for some of the questions in Biology paper 2 test which was being written by candidates at that time.
According to Makori, the officers proceeded to Deputy Principal’s house, where the deputy principal himself and two other teachers who taught biology subject at the school were arrested.
Makori said the suspects were expected to appear before court tomorrow after police officers have completed their investigations.
By Robert Githu