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Are police leaking KCSE exam papers at throw away prices?

The widespread leakage of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations has now been traced to rogue policemen who guard the exam papers.

The chairperson of Parliament’s Education committee Sabina Chege has sensationally claimed that police officers are opening the exam papers and photographing them using smartphones.

The photographs are then sold to the highest bidders and sent via WhatsApp.

Ms Chege also claimed that school principals and invigilators are part of the exam leakage scam because they refuse to report cases of opened exam papers.

The Daily Nation had last week revealed how criminals are selling KCSE exam papers students for as low Sh1,000 per paper.

The Nation team bought copies of the Mathematics Paper 1 hours before the exam. The paper contained the same questions as the authentic exam paper.

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi and the examinations council have however given the ongoing examinations a clean bill of health in spite of widespread signs of cheating.

On Saturday, the Kenya National Examinations Council boss Joseph Kivilu brushed aside pressure from the clergy and the political class to call off the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.