Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Two KCSE candidates in police custody after being found in possesion of bhang

A KCSE candidate in an examination room

Two Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam candidates in Lamu county have been arrested after they were allegedly being found with the bhang .

The two from Lamu’s Bujjra Boys Secondary School were forced to write the examination in police cells.

They were arrested alongside a Form Three student after they were found smoking the bhang in the school a few hours before the exam kicked off Tuesday.

The two had to do their English papers at the Lamu Police Station and were expected to be arraigned at the Lamu Law Courts on Tuesday afternoon.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) legal officer in-charge of Lamu County, Andrew Nyachio, however, said his agency was making plans to ensure the students sit their exams within the police cells.

Meanwhile, the KCSE examination started well, with security tightened in all the 19 centres in the entire Lamu County.

Lamu County Commissioner Njenga Miiri said more police officers were posted to all schools especially those located in areas that were mostly affected by the June-July attacks that left over 70 people dead.

Mr Miiri said they will ensure nothing disrupts the exams and that students in the region do the exam in a well-secured environment.

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