School director arrested for barring students from sitting KCSE exams over fees

School director arrested for barring students from sitting KCSE exams over fees

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KCSE candidates. PHOTO/FILE

Mombasa, KENYA: Detectives in Mombasa have arrested a school director after he was accused of allegedly barring form four candidates from sitting the 2016 KCSE final exams.

The suspect identified as Obuya Otieno Rizau, Director of Likoni community high school, was on Monday arrested by security officers at the said school.

The suspect is said to have prevented three candidates; Baraka Idi Ali,Rukia Ngunga  and Mariga Mwini from sitting for the Biology practical paper; which was schedule to take place at 8 am, on allegations that they had not cleared school fees.

The students were later seen roaming around the school compound, prompting the police officers who were manning the exams to intervene.

The three candidates who missed the exams expressed their anger and asked police to take action against the suspect saying this was their final exams.

The KNEC officials Ewdard Nyabwanga and Joyce Kwiriga who are the center officials, had to alert the police who swung into action and arrested the suspects.

The three candidates later recorded statements at Likoni police station.

He was escorted to Likoni police station and detained awaiting to be taken to court.

Likoni police boss Willy Simba confirmed the arrest but denied to give further information, saying the matter was being handled by the DCIO and his investigative team.

“We have arrested the school director for barring the candidates to sit their final KCSE examination are interrogating him and he is cooperatin,” said the police boss.

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