BY CORRESPONDENT,14TH MARCH,2022-Police in Kisii have arrested a University student for impersonating a KCSE candidate.
Brian Angwenyi, 20, said to be a third-year student at Kisii University was sitting the English paper one for a KCSE candidate at Kiamabundu High School in Kisii Central, Nyaribari Chache.
The candidate is on the run while the suspect is being grilled at DCI offices at Kisii Central Police Station.
Area Sub-County Police chief Peter Kimani said they are drafting up charges, adding that the suspect will be arraigned upon completion of investigations.
“We are in the preliminary stages of the probe and as soon as we finish, he would be in court,” he told journalists outside his office.
“The primary suspect had registered as a private candidate,” said Kimani.
Kimani said a multi-agency team was on the lookout for any suspicious cheating incidents across the County.
The 2021 KCSE candidates began their written tests on Monday.
The 831,015 Form Four students started with English paper one and Chemistry paper one in the morning followed by Mathematics paper one and English comprehension.
The tests will be administered in 10, 413 examination centres and the papers will be disseminated from 483 distribution centres nationwide.
In 2020, 752,981 students sat the test in 10,437 centres.
The 78,034 increase translates to a 9.39 per cent surge.
However, the practicals and oral tests for German, French, Arabic and Kenya sign languages started on February 28.