Detectives arrest student selling fake examination papers

A third economics student at Zetech has been arrested for selling fake Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) examination papers.

A statement released by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) noted that Oscar Brighton was arrested on Thursday, March 10, 2022, by undercover agents attached to the Kenya National Examination council, monitoring and surveillance unit.

The suspect was in possession of fake examination papers, while others were stored in his mobile phone. He had created several WhatsApp groups where candidates were asked to deposit between Sh1,600 ($16) for Humanities to Sh2,600 ($26) for sciences.

Brighton was an admin of two groups with a total of 72 participants, who had been sold the examination papers.

“The suspect who is a serial offender is currently in custody, to be charged with contravening section 28 of National Examination malpractices Act 29, 2012,” said the DCI.

KCPE exams began on Monday, March 7 and culminated on March 9, 2022. Meanwhile, KCSE exams will officially kick off on Monday, March 14.

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