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Headteacher in court over KCSE exam leaking charge

A school principal was on Thursday arraigned at a Kitale court and charged with unauthorized possession of exam material.

David Wafula, the principal of Bikeke Boys High School, was charged with being in possession of the Chemistry exam paper that was to be done later in the day.

The charge sheet states that on November 6 2017, in Bikeke village, Trans Nzoia County, jointly with others not before court, was found to have been in possession of KCSE Chemistry paper 233/1 information relating to the contents of Chemistry paper for KCSE examination which was to be done the same day.


Mr Wafula pleaded not guilty before Resident Magistrate Grace Sitati.

His lawyer Isaac Kiarie requested the court to release his client on bond, but prosecution argued that the accused would interfere with witnesses.

The court will give a ruling on bond application on Friday.

Knec head of quality assurance Pius Mutisya confirmed on Wednesday that his team is in the county to investigate the allegations of exam leaking.

“Yes, we are here to investigate the matter. I will not be giving further information because am not the authorised person to do so,” he said.