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KCSE 2021: Police Arrest Man Caught Sitting Exams on Behalf of His Father

A 26-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to sit the 2021 KCSE examinations on behalf of his father in Busia.

Police were tipped off by the examination supervisor at Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School in Busia during the English Paper one test.

According to a report by Standard, The suspect identified as George Barasa Makokha said he had been sent to write the examinations on behalf of his father Josephat Basoga Makokha.

 “Police Officers from Busia Police Station guarding the English Paper one at Our Lady of Mercy Sec School were informed by the Centre Manager that there was a suspect who was impersonating a private candidate and writing the exam on his behalf,” Police say.

The suspect is in police custody awaiting arraignment on Tuesday, March 15.

KCSE Candidates at an examination centre. PHOTO | COURTESY

Meanwhile, a KCSE candidate in Kericho County collapsed in the examination room while writing his English examination. 

According to county commissioner John Kamua Karungo, the student identified as Victor Kipkoech Mutai was rushed to Ternan Sub-county Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It is not clear whether the deceased was suffering from any illness.

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