Magoha sustains war on cartels as KCSE exams proceed

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Students at St Peter`s Mumias High School in Kakamega begin their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams on November 4, 2019. Parents have been warned against engaging in malpractices.

Day One of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations was marred with reports of cheating schemes despite stringent measures to curb the vice.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Monday warned those behind such plans of dire consequences.

“We are getting information that is not encouraging. Parents have collected massive sums of money,” Prof Magoha said when he addressed the media after supervising the opening of a container and distribution of examination materials at Kisumu East deputy county commissioner’s office.

Through intelligence, they had learned that cartels had identified examination officials to target for bribery to allow cheating in Nyanza.

On remuneration, supervisors will be paid Sh120,000, invigilators Sh60,000 and security officers Sh40,000 in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and Kisii counties.

“I’m just taken aback because we had moved away from this kind of nonsense. Nobody should say they were not warned,” Prof Magoha said.