Shock in Mombasa as police fail to guard container carrying 2016 KCPE...

Shock in Mombasa as police fail to guard container carrying 2016 KCPE exams

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An Administration Police officer guards one of the container's that are used to store KCPE exams. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA:There was drama at Likoni Deputy County commissioner’s office Wednesday morning when Kenya National Examination Council chair professor George Maghoha made an impromptu visit and found the container where KCPE examinations were being kept was left unguarded.

Police sources say Prof Magogha at the DCC office at 5:00am in the morning unexpectedly, only to find the container unguarded.

It is said a furious Mr Maghoha made several calls to top security bosses in the county inquiring why the container was not under guard as required.

Three armed Administration police officers were assigned to guard the sensitive container day and night, according to one of the officer.

However, two of them are alleged to have excused themselves leaving only one of their colleague who also later left.

According to one of the junior officers at the station who wished to remain anonymous, the KNEC boss arrived at the station but remained outside as he watched from a distance to a shocking revelation.

It is said that within no time the regional coordinator arrived at the DCC’s office to see what was happening.

A source added that deputy county commissioner Mr. Albert Kimathi is said to have arrived later and his attempts to locate the officers on duty was futile.

Further reports indicate that the Coast regional coordinator Mr. Nelson Marwa intervened and pledged to take action against the said officers.

However, when Baraka FM visited the station Thursday morning, the container was being guarded by three armed police officers.

When contacted for comment, Likoni deputy County Commissioner Albert kimathi promised to address reporters at his office but later changed his mind and said he was in the field with KNEC officials supervising the ongoing exams.

This comes as a KNEC agent was on Wednesday charged at Shanzu Law courts for allegedly leaking 2016 KCPE examinations.

Court heard that Ombega Ndemo unlawfully and willingly engaged in examination malpractices, contrary to Kenya National Examination council act.

The accused allegedly disclosed examination information during day 1 of the 2016 KCPE exams on Tuesday, at Mary Joy academy in Nyali within Mombasa County.

Edited by George Otieno