Serial Exam Fraudster

Zetech University Student Arrested On Suspicion of Being Serial Exam Fraudster


A third year economics student at Zetech University is behind bars for selling fake Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) examination papers.

Oscar Brighton was arrested on Thursday, March 10, 2022, by undercover agents attached to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), monitoring and surveillance unit.

The suspect was in possession of fake examination papers, while others were stored in his mobile phone.

He had created several WhatsApp groups where candidates were asked to deposit between Sh1,600 for Humanities to Sh2,600 for Sciences.

Materials found in possession of the suspect

The suspect who is a serial offender, according to DCI, is currently in custody, to be charged with contravening section 28 of National Examination malpractices Act 29, 2012.

KCPE exams came to an end on Wednesday this week where over 1.2 million candidates were involved.

During the examination period, no cases of theft were reported.

However, at the end of the exam, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha said they had received three reports of attempted theft of the examination.

Education CS Prof. George Magoha

We have had a smooth ride with exception of a few cases but as I said earlier, we are not going to laugh with anybody that dares,” said CS Magoha, as quoted by Teachers Updates.

One case involved a school in Marsabit where a center manager is alleged to have photographed an exam paper before sharing it with others.

The center manager has since been arrested.

A second case was reported in Kandukili Primary School in Turkana county on the second day of the KCPE exams where a teacher was found in possession of a phone and a prepared answer sheet.

CS George Magoha during the opening of KCPE at Star of the Sea primary school on Monday, October 30, 2018. He was at the time KNEC chairman

The third case, Teachers Updates reports, happened in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County.

With the conclusion of the KCPE exams, form four candidates are now preparing to start the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations next week.

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