KCSE candidate arrested for plotting to Kill president Kenyatta and MP Aden Duale

Handcuffs used to restrain suspects from escaping during arrests by police
Handcuffs used to restrain suspects from escaping during arrests by police

A 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, candidate has been arrested after his English paper one on functional skills was based on a heinous plot to kill President Uhuru Kenyatta and Garissa Township Member of Parliament,  Honorable Aden Duale. 

The said student from the Elimu Bora Secondary School in Mandera East was arrested and charged with treason. The Examiners came across the paper while arranging for commencement of marking.

The student was arraigned in a Mandera court on Friday, 30th November 2018, to answers to charges of treason. The magistrate, Duncan Mutai,  ordered that the boy be subjected to a mental assessment at Mandera County Hospital before the case is mentioned. Mutai also ordered an age assessment to be done on the student.

The case will be mentioned tomorrow, Monday (3rd December 2018) where the judge is expected to either deny or give detectives seven days to conclude investigations into the matter.

Marking of the 2018 KCSE examinations is underway across various marking centres in Nairobi with results expected before Christmas.

Elsewhere, the Education cabinet secretary (Dr. Amina Mohammed) is expected to lead the National 2019 form one selection exercise tomorrow. Read more details, here: 2019 form one selection exercise to kick off tomorrow, Monday 3rd December 2018

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  1. […] Court releases candidate who had hatched a plan to kill President Kenyatta and MP Aden Duale:  Ahmed Ali, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate who was arrested for writing plans to kill President Uhuru and Majority Leader Aden Duale in his English paper was freed after the police failed to convince a court in Mandera to have him held and investigated for committing treason. Read more details here: Student plotting to kill President Uhuru nabbed […]


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