kcpe1A man was arrested at Highlands primary school in Kericho while sitting for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination on behalf of a candidate.

Zachary Kipsang Rotich – 33 – was nabbed at the examination centre impersonating Yegon Kipngetich Rono, who had been registered through the department of adult education at the center as one of the KCPE private candidates.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after successfully sitting a mathematics paper for the candidate.

“The suspect had in the morning managed to sit the mathematics paper on behalf Rono but was nabbed in the afternoon as he attempted to proceed to sit the English paper. This is after the examination invigilators discovered that the suspect’s face did not match the passport size photograph with the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec),” said Kericho County Commissioner Mukhtar Abdi.

Mr. Abdi added that while Rotich would be arraigned in court for the alleged offence of impersonation, Rono would be charged for aiding and abetting a crime in contravention of the National Examination Council (NEC) Act No: 29 of 2012 section 40.