High court orders Knec to submit documents linked to remarking of 2016 KCPE


Mombasa, KENYA: Human activist Okiya Omtatah has claimed that some of the results of pupils who sat for the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education received through SMS, did not reflect on the actual results.

Omtatah who has joined a petition in which parents from Nyali primary school sued Kenya National Examination Council over alleged in accurate grades, said he had information and evidence of other anomalies regarding the integrity of the pupils who sat for 2016 KCPE.

In his affidavit filed in a Mombasa high court, he further indicated that he had known a pupil who received his results as 301 marks when he sent an SMS, but the hard copy showed he scored 191 marks.

“The grave matter which is before the court is of huge public interest as it affects the bill of rights, including the rights of access to information, fair administrative action, access to justice, fair hearing and the right to basic education for the children,” he said.

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Mombasa high court on Tuesday ordered KNEC to submit documents linked to a case filed by 89 parents from Nyali primary school demanding the remarking of 2016 KCPE scripts.

The case will be heard on 28th February 2016.