12 teachers arrested for leaking KCPE via WhatsApp

Twelve teachers from Star of The Sea school in Mombasa have been arrested over exam leakage claims.

Mombasa Director of Education Abudhulkadir Kike holds a secret meeting with other officials at Star of the Sea primary school following cheating allegations. Photo/Elkana Jacob

The teachers invigilating KCPE exams allegedly shared Mathematics, English and Composition papers via WhatsApp mobile platform.

Detectives from Criminal Intelligence Unit confiscated their mobile phones and are trailing a former teacher at the school who is said to be the source of the message.

The suspects who include Zillah Wacharo, Edda Marema, Margret Dzombo and Agatha Nyamongo are being grilled at CID offices and will be arraigned in court on Thursday, Mombasa Urban CID boss Nangulu Zack said.

County Education Director Abdhulkadir Kike reportedly held a ‘secret’ meeting at the school with District Education Officer Eunice Mwalala and other senior officials.

“I am doing a roundup check of KCPE and have not heard of any incident,” Kike said.

Ruth Musyoki, the school’s Headteacher declined to comment and is said to have locked herself inside the office.

“I can’t talk about that know, kindly excuse me,” Musyoki said.

Mean score of the school's performance. Photo/Elkana Jacob

Mean score of the school’s performance. Photo/Elkana Jacob

Star of the Sea headteacher Ruth Musyoki. Photo/Elkana Jacob

Star of the Sea headteacher Ruth Musyoki. Photo/Elkana Jacob