CRE Teachers Arrested For Selling KCPE, KCSE Papers
Police on Friday arrested a Christian Religion Education teacher for allegedly selling 2023 national examinations in Kiambu.
In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said the 23-year-old teacher nicknamed Mr Examiner had the 2023 national examination papers for both primary and secondary school.
Police said the suspect who teaches CRE at a school in Kiambu was arrested following meticulous investigations by detectives attached to the Kenya National Examinations Council.
“Mr Examiner had opened over 10 WhatsApp and Telegram accounts where he was hawking the fake examination papers at a partly Sh1,500 per paper and Sh2,000 for a complete examination paper with its marking scheme,” DCI said.
DCI say the suspect cautioned the over 900 parents and students in the group not to introduce other matters, as he was busy attending to those who were willing to buy.
“Avoid many stories in my inbox I have many clients,” the religious education teacher said in one of his responses seen by detectives.
At the same time, DCI said Mr Examiner cautioned the group members to be very cautious of scammers since he was the only one with legit papers.
Police said that he had used a stolen identity card to register the SIM cards that he was using.
He had also opened a bank account and provided a till pay-bill number where the money would be sent.
“The suspect’s plans were however nipped in the bud when detectives infiltrated the groups posing as students who had not done their revision and wanted to reap where they hadn’t sown,” DCI said.
He was arrested in Gikambura village, Kiambu County, where several SIM cards believed to be used in the fraud were also found in his possession.
The Ministry of Education, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have put up elaborate mechanisms aimed at upholding the integrity of administering the forthcoming KIPSEA and KCSE examination, to avoid cases of irregularities.