A teacher suspected to be behind the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) leakage in Nyanza region has been arrested.
The 32-year-old secondary school teacher from Nyagwethe Secondary in Suba, was nabbed on Wednesday evening in Mbita Town.
Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan says the teacher is suspected to have been supplying examination materials within the counties of Homabay, Kisii, Migori and Nyamira.
In what investigators say is a well-coordinated exam cheating syndicate, the teacher has reportedly been receiving the exam materials from a counterpart in Nairobi and then supplies to his accomplices in the said areas.
“We have established that he is in cohorts with someone in Nairobi who sends the exam material to him via his mobile phone. He then circulates them to his accomplices in this region up to Kuria, the border between Kenya and Tanzania,” Lilan said.
The county police boss further said that they were collaborating with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to unravel the entire cartel behind examination cheating in Nyanza.
“The teacher works in a strong network of examination criminals. We want the suspect to tell us more about these people he has been colluding with,” added Lilan.
Investigations are ongoing to ascertain whether the leaked examination materials are genuine or fake.
In an operation to curb examination cheating in the ongoing national exam, Lilan said he is committed to nabbing the culprits.
“As a government, our security officials are vigilant to ensure that integrity of the examination is upheld. Anybody found in violation must face the consequences,” Lilan affirmed.
In the meantime, the suspect remains in custody at the Homa Bay Police Station.