REVEALED: How Bottle Tops Helped Students Leak KCSE

  • Shocking revelations continue to emerge regarding the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam leakage, with the most recent being how candidates used soda bottle tops to facilitate access to examination leakage.  

    Investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), have exposed that students from a particular school were keeping a baffling large number of bottle tops of a popular soft drink.

    It was later established that the bottle tops were used to obtain internet bundles for the students' phones, to enable them load and send images of leaked papers via WhatsApp.

    During the examination period, the soft drink company had a promotion under a particular brand, where customers would send a code found underneath a bottle top to a given number after which they would receive data bundles.

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    The new revelations come a day after investigations unmasked an intricate web involving teachers, police officers, Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) officers and other cartels involved in the saga.

    On Tuesday, KNEC CEO Joseph Kivilu was dismissed together with other eight officers, as the Education Ministry trys to curb the leakage menace that led to the cancellation of over 5,000 students' results in last year's KCSE.

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