Teachers and students of a school in Baringo in court over exam cheating
Six teachers and nine students from a school in Baringo Central were Wednesday arraigned before a Kabarnet court charged with cheating during 2017’s KCSE exam.
Reuben Maiwa, Linah Chebet, Lily Chebichii, Daniel Kurere, Francis Kipkurui and Priscillah Tisia were accused that on November 23, this year, at around 10 am at Tenges Boys High School being supervisors and invigilators in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Examination (KCSE) at the said school, negligently caused nine candidates to gain possession of un authorized written materials relating to History paper two.
The accused teachers who appeared before Principal Magistrate Samson Temu denied committing the offence and were each released on personal bond of Sh 50,000 with one surety of similar amount or cash bail of Sh20,000.
At the same time nine candidates also appeared before the principal magistrate and charged with being in possession of unauthorized written materials contrary to section (1) of the Kenya National Examination Council Act No 29 of 2012.
The boys also denied charge and were granted a bond of Sh 50,000 with one surety of similar or cash bail of Sh 10,000 each after arguing that they were not in possession of the said illegal examination materials.
Mr. Temu ordered the suspects to be issued with witness statements as requested by their advocate stating the cases will proceed to full hearing with three prosecution witnesses set to testify in both cases.
The teachers case is set for hearing on January 24 next year but will come up for mention on December 19 while that of the candidates will be heard on January 18 but mentioned on December 19 this month.
By Benson Kelio and Joshua Kibet