HARASSMENT OF KCSE CANDIDATES REVEALED BY GUSII MPS
Legislators from Nyamira and Kisii counties have voiced alarm about disturbing happenings that occurred in the Gusii area during national exams.
Ten MPs spoke out against what they called “dehumanising treatment” and “unjust profiling” of pupils from the two counties at the Parliament Buildings in Nairobi.
Since this area produced the top KCSE school the previous year, chief whip Silvanus Osoro questioned the necessity of searches, generating fears about potential humiliation for Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
According to Osoro, Knec authorities frogmarched the centre manager after a disturbance at Nyathwoni Secondary School.
Kitutu Masaba Member of Parliament Clive Gisairo has spoken out against the pain and fundamental rights violations caused by the stripping naked of students.
Using an incident at Nyambaria Boys School as an example, he promised to take legal action to protect the honour of the school’s students.
Doris Aburi, a Kisii representative, alleged that intrusive tactics create an intimidating atmosphere harming pupils’ performance.
Gusii lawmakers have asked Knec to look into the violations and punish those involved. They insisted on stringent procedures to protect kids’ privacy during tests.
Jerusha Momanyi, a representative for the women of Nyamira, raised concerns about the severe punishments handed out to students, noting that academic assessments are not life or death. She voiced scepticism about the authorities’ motivations and promised to work to prevent future accidents.
Borabu lawmaker Patrick Osero expressed concern that low-performing Nyamira and Kisii schools would be subject to unfair searches.