POLICE KEEPING AN EYE ON ONLINE BLACK MARKET THAT SELLS KNEC PAPERS.
Police officers in Kisii are on the hunt for a WhatsApp group administrator who is suspected of earning a profit by selling KCSE examination papers.
A police investigation claims the suspect is generating millions by engaging in this unlawful activity through WhatsApp groups and other online forums.
Just one hour before the start of the tests, the suspect allegedly approached 12,000 students and requested Ksh10,000 from each of them so that he could distribute examination papers to the various groups they had formed. The communities were formed on several online communities.
A boy from Nyanchwa Boys High School was recently detained by a KNEC officer as he was sitting for Mathematics Paper 2. An open window in the classroom next to the testing area prompted the KNEC representative to make the arrest.
The phone was found to have a password protection upon closer scrutiny. The student gave the KNEC official the passcode after finishing Mathematics Paper 2 in answer to the official’s request.
The KNEC officer checked the WhatsApp thread and found the kid had uploaded the real Mathematics Paper 2 exam.
Police officials at the Kisii Police Station responded quickly and found that the sender had sent the solved Mathematics Paper 2 to many groups in advance of the exam’s 8:00 am start time.
It has been stated that the group administrator who is suspected of carrying out this illegal distribution asked for an additional Ksh10,000 from each member of the group before handing out copies of Kiswahili Paper 3.
The student’s phone was taken as evidence, yet they were still able to turn in their subsequent assignments.
Since then, investigators have been trying to track down the group administrator responsible for selling exam papers illegally.