Another group of students arrested as exams enter second week due to alleged involvement in exam malpractice.
Forty two (42) students and nine (9) other people among them the school principal were detained at the Siaya police station for their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
42 KCSE candidates from Diburo Secondary School in Alego/Usonga sub-county are being held along with nine others at Siaya Police Station after being arrested for alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
The school principal, chemistry teacher, two laboratory technicians, supervisor, five invigilators and forty two students were taken to Siaya police station to record their statements after realizing that the chemistry practical paper was leaked.
According to Alego/Usonga Sub-County Police Commander Benedict Mwangangi, some 20 candidates were found to be in possession of four mobile phones, with some leaks in the chemistry paper that they were yet to sit for.
The police boss says that on checking the phone, it was found that Kiswahili’s paper was also leaked in them, which had already been done.
Mr Mwangangi said the phone had a WhatsApp group with 42 students from that school as members, forcing him to see another 20 members along with the first 22 to record statements at the police station.
Confirming the incident, Mr. Enock Nyarango, the Siaya sub-county deputy-county commissioner, said that even though the main suspect of that syndicate is still not apprehended, he also recorded statements of seven others, including the school principal and a chemistry teacher.
Mr Nyarango said the students will spend the weekend in police custody as the investigation has begun and searches continue to arrest and prosecute the prime suspect.