Education CS Prof said 15 people among them a university student have been arrested over exam irregularities in Kenya.
Speaking Thursday, April 2021, CS Magoha noted that 8 KCSE candidates were found with mobile phones. He warned of a plan by some schools to use university students to sit the KCSE exams.
The Education CS told journalists that 15 phones confiscated and further warned parents against buying fake papers that are circulating in the market.
"There are people selling fake papers. Parents, do not be duped to buy these papers. There is no exam that has leaked," he said.
He blasted unprofessional examination officials who expose the exams a little earlier than the scheduled time. CS Magoha exposed those sharing exam questions to targeted candidates just before the examinations start.
This comes after the government put more than thirty schools on a watch list for allegedly planning to cheat in the Kenya certificate of secondary education, KCSE, examinations, which began on Friday.
Yesterday reports emerged of how ahead boy in Busia county unearthed a cheating ring in his school that led to the arrest of two KCSE candidates and a university student.
According to police, the senior student while making his rounds found the students aged 17 and 20, using their smartphones. The student alerted the school management over the students' covert operations which led to the recovery of the devices.
Detectives based in the county stated that the phones contained questions and answers to some of the papers.