Police forced to intervene after KCSE candidates riot at night over strict supervisors, lack of exam leakage


Form Four students at Gendia Boys High School in Rachuonyo North Sub-County, Homa Bay County on Sunday night (November 12) rioted over what they termed as “being denied an opportunity to cheat in the ongoing secondary school national tests”.

The students smashed dormitory windows as they accused their teachers of “doing too little to help them get examination leakages”.

They argued that their teachers should have played a pivotal role in ensuring that they got exam leakages, but they failed to.

A section of the Form Four students first disrupted their colleagues, who were studying Sunday night, and resorted to smashing the dormitory window panes with stones and other blunt objects.

Police had to intervene to restore order.

According to the County Police Commander, Marius Tum, preliminary investigations revealed that the students were also dissatisfied with the manner in which their examination supervisors were “very strict” on them.

Their mobile phones were also confiscated.

The investigations further revealed that the students wanted to be given an opportunity to consult each other during exam time.

It also emerged that the students had been collecting between Ksh200 to Ksh500 each for purchasing “leaked” examination papers.

Tum said police have identified seven candidates, who are suspected of collecting money from other students with the intention of buying exam papers.

Efforts to reach Gendia Boys High School principal for comment bore no fruits as our phone calls to him went unanswered.



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