Mombasa, KENYA: A Mombasa court on Wednesday acquitted 12 teachers alleged to have leaked 2015 KCPE examinations.
Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Edigah Kagoni, said the prosecution failed to bring Kenya National Examination Council officials in court to give evidence on alleged possession of examination materials.
Mr. Kagoni also said that prosecution did not prove if the examination materials possessed by the accused persons were the actual 2015 K.C.P.E examination papers.
He said that the 2015 K.C.P.E timetable was not produced in court hence making it hard for the court to determine whether the examination was in progress and materials allegedly possessed by the accused persons, were actual examination set to be examined.
Teachers from the Star of the Sea primary school in Mombasa were charged with being in possession of 2015 K.C.P.E Mathematics paper, English language paper and composition examination, they denied the charge and were released on a surety bond of Sh.500, 000 or cash bill of Sh.200, 000.
“Being in possession of examination material is not offence but it is an offence if it is proved that the examination material was set to be examined,” said Kagoni.
He therefore acquitted all the accused persons and ordered their surety bond released back to them.