Police in Machakos County are holding a school principal for allegedly sharing a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination paper on social media.
Betta Mutuku, the principal of ABC Kiseveni Secondary School in Machakos, is said to have posted the contents of Mathematics Paper 2 on her WhatsApp status on Monday evening, a day before the test.
It is alleged that Ms. Mutuku shared the exam paper on her WhatsApp status for her candidates to study overnight ahead of the test the following day.
She was arrested at the school on Tuesday morning by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) led by Machakos DCIO Rhoda Kanyi.
During the arrest, officers confiscated her mobile phone pending further investigations into the matter.
Last week, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said the ministry was investigating allegations of exam irregularities where exam officers were colluding with teachers to assist KCSE candidates in answering question papers.
“We are investigating allegations of irregularities where some examination officers are said to work in cahoots with teachers to try to assist candidates in answering question papers. The truth of the matter will be known soon,” he said.