KNEC OF­FI­CIAL CHARGED

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

A Knec of­fi­cial yes­ter­day was re­leased on a Sh500,000 bond af­ter he pleaded not guilty to leak­ing the KCSE chem­istry exam.

Den­nis Were is the first of­fi­cial from the Coast re­gion to be ar­rested over exam cheat­ing this year.

Were al­legedly opened the bag con­tain­ing the chem­istry exam, in­stead of the math­e­mat­ics case, re­veal­ing the con­tents.

Other of­fi­cials present re­port­edly alerted CID of­fi­cers and they ar­rested Were.

Were al­legedly dis­closed the con­tents of chem­istry Pa­per One on Mon­day at Mi­ga­dini Com­plex High School in Changamwe.

Were was also charged with ne­glect­ing his du­ties as a Knec of­fi­cial, vi­o­lat­ing the Ex­am­i­na­tion Board Act.

There were more than 5,000 cheat­ing cases 2015. This year, Ed­u­ca­tion CS Fred Ma­tiang’i is­sued strict guide­lines. Stu­dents were banned from car­ry­ing clip­boards and geometry sets to ex­ams.

Were was also charged with ne­glect­ing his du­ties as a Knec of­fi­cial.

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