Exams ‘Leakage’ Scam: Varsity Students Obtain Millions From KCSE Candidates

Three students from Egerton University were yesterday, arraigned at the Milimani law courts for allegedly scamming KCSE candidates and their parents over national exam irregularities. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the three obtained millions of shillings via Telegram forums in the pretext that they would share exam “leakages”; during the last national examinations conducted earlier in the year.

“The mastermind of the syndicate Kelvin Anunda Mogaka, alias Prof Lenchodas, 24, a fourth year Bachelor of Science in Education Mathematics and Physics was lured into a trap by the detectives on Thursday night, and led them to his house in Njoro, Nakuru,” the statement read.

The DCI stated that the main suspect had created two telegram groups. Where he is believed to have obtained millions of shillings from the “victims.” The telegram groups contained detailed instructions of how the payments should be made; to avoid any “inconveniences” in the process.

“Police nipped their plans in the bud when they raided the suspect’s house and recovered dozens of SIM cards and identity cards that the suspect had used to open fraudulent M-pesa and bank accounts where the received money would be deposited,” the statement read.

This month of November 2022, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates are expected to sit for their national examinations between November and December this year. Ahead of the exams the DCI cautions that, “Parents and students are cautioned not to join such fraudulent groups but be honest & prepare for the forthcoming examinations adequately.”


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