Exam board dissolved and senior officers arrested

The Kenya National Examinations Council's board was dissolved on 24 March over the irregularities that marred national examinations in 2015, and nine senior officers were arrested, writes Ouma Wanzala for The Nation.

Former University of Nairobi vice-chancellor Professor George Magoha was appointed the new chairman of the board, with immediate effect. He replaces Professor Kabiru Kinyanjui, who was sacked.

The government ordered the arrest of the council’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Kivilu and eight other senior officers over examination irregularities, including the KCSE exams on which university entry is based. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Interior counterpart Joseph Nkaissery said preliminary investigations had revealed complicity, irregularities and illegitimate activities on a number of fronts within and outside the council.
Full report on The Nation site