DCI detectives arrest a university student in fake exams selling syndicate

DCI detectives arrest a university student in fake exams selling syndicate

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH MARCH,2022-A third-year year economist student at Zetech University was on Thursday arrested for selling fake KCPE and KCSE examination papers online.

Oscar Brighton was arrested by DCI detectives attached to Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) monitoring and surveillance unit.

According to a DCI report, Brighton was in possession of fake examination papers in hard copy and on his mobile phone.

“He had created several WhatsApp groups where candidates were asked to deposit between Sh1,600 for Humanities to Sh2,600 for Sciences,” DCI tweeted.

The student who was arrested.
Image: DCI

Brighton, who has been described by the DCI as a serial offender, is currently in custody awaiting to be charged with violation of section 28 of National Examination malpractices Act 29, 2012.

“A person who before or during an examination, gives an examination paper or material to a candidate or another person without lawful authority, commits an offense and is liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or a fine not exceeding one million shillings, or to both,” the Act 29 states.

The arrest comes just two days after two teachers were arrested for taking pictures of exam papers on the last day of KCPE.

A third suspect, an examination centre manager, was also arrested.

The three suspects are from Marsabit, Turkana and Bungoma counties.

The KCPE exam began on Monday, March 7 and ended on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

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