As the Kenya Certificate Primary Examination (KCPE) comes to a close today, two students have been arraigned before a Kabarnet law court charged with examination cheating.
The two boys aged 15 and 14 have been charged with impersonation contrary to section 31(2) of Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) act of 2012.
The charge sheet states that on 1st of November 2017 at Kimalel Day and Boarding Primary School, the first accused pretended to be a candidate of index number 33558110070 and sat for KCPE Science paper.
He pleaded guilty before resident Magistrate Nerolyne Idagwa, saying that he wanted to do the examination paper for the second suspect who is a candidate at the school.
The second accused who is a registered candidate at the school was charged with allowing another person to sit for his science paper on his behalf.
He, however, denied the charges put before him, saying that nobody wanted to sit for him during the examinations.
The prosecution counsel requested for mental and age assessments before the case of the two students proceed.
Idagwa while making her submissions, summoned the parents of the accused to come to court and stand surety for the two boys.
She also ordered the two to be remanded at Marigat police station until when a surety is stood.
The case will come up for mention on November 30th.
In the incident that happened at Marigat Division of Baringo South Sub-county, the school headteacher Mr. Kipkosiom Chepkerich reported that he noticed a boy getting to the examination room through the window and upon inquiring he identified that one of his students was absent and his position taken by the impersonator.
On grilling, the suspect tried to run but was subdued by the police manning the school and taken to Marigat Police station.
Source: Kenya News Agency