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Male teacher arrested in exam room for impersonating female student

A secondary school teacher has been arrested for impersonating a student in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations in Sameta, Kisii County.

Police arrested the teacher from Nyabururu Girls Secondary School and the female student he impersonated at Sameta examinations centre.

The centre is for private students.

According to County Criminal Investigation Officer Justus Burudi, a hawk-eyed invigilator noticed that the man had written a female name on the answer sheet.

The incident happened while candidates where taking Chemistry paper.

Mr Burudi identified the teacher as Joshua Otoki, 34, while the student was named as Quinter Kerubo, 20.

“We suspect that the female student made the arrangement with the teacher so as to secure an excellent result in the subject,” he said.

Mr Burudi said the pair would be arraigned in court for being inlolved in exam malpractice.

Last week, 10 teachers and a candidate were charged with committing examination irregularities in Nyamira County.

The candidate, charged with copying an exam, was on Friday released on a Sh100,000 bond or a Sh50,000 cash bail.

The 10 teachers, charged with helping a candidate to copy an English language test, were released on Sh300,000 bond or Sh100,000 cash bail each.