Mumias Court releases 5 Teachers arrested at Koyonzo Secondary School for alleged cheating in French Paper

Photo- Koyonzo Secondary School in Mumias
Photo- Koyonzo Secondary School in Mumias

A Mumias Court has released five teachers who were arrested yesterday for alleged examination irregularities. Mumias Law Court’s resident Judge, Charity Kipkorir, has today released the five teachers on a kshs. 100,000 bond or Kshs. 50,000 cash bail for each of them with surety of the same amount.

The five teachers are alleged to have abetted cheating during the Kenya Certificate of Secondary education, KCSE, French examination that was done yesterday. It is alleged that Mr. kenneth Onyango Oloo, the French teacher at the school, was caught in the examination room, without permission, giving students answers to the questions. Four of the suspects: Bonventure Makokha Ouma (center manager who is also the Deputy Principal), Bernard Shikuku Nanjira (Supervisor), Eunice Oluoch and Okura Juma (invigilators),  faced two charges of jointly conspiring  to assist the candidates sitting the French paper one exam, 501/1. Mr. kenneth Onyango Oloo was charged with entering the examination room without permission and unlawfully gaining access to examination materials.

The five denied the charges and their case will be mentioned on 6th December 2018 and will be heard next year, on 25th February 2019.

Meanwhile, the magistrate, Charity Kipkorir, also directed the prosecution to supply documentary evidence that will be used in the case to the accused persons’  Lawyer, Anase Momanyi. Koyonzo Secondary School is located in Koyonzo Location in Matungu Constituency within Kakamega County and is a mixed day secondary school.

The month long KCSE Examinations came to a close today with students writing their Home Science, Art & Design, Wood Work, Metal Work, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Drawing & Design, Aviation Technology and Computer Studies.

Marking of the scripts is expected to kick off next week at various marking centres in Nairobi with results to be released before Christmas.

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