The government through the ministry of education has thwarted plans by some parents in Nyanza to compromise the KCSE exams.

As the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination kicked off Monday morning across the country, parents in Homa Bay, Migori and Kisii reportedly raised money to bribe exam officials and obtain the papers.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said the parents had contributed Sh200,000 to be distributed to supervisors, invigilators and police.

“We are getting information that is not encouraging. Parents have still gone ahead and collected massive sums of money to buy exams… There are people who have identified supervisors whom they plan to pay Ksh.120,000; invigilators Ksh.60,000 and police Ksh.40,000,” said Prof Magoha.

The CS issued a stern warning over any attempt to cheat in the national exams saying those caught risk prosecution.

He also urged candidates to avoid any form of cheating in the exams, warning that anyone caught will have their results cancelled.

“Please do not get involved in it, otherwise you will not get your results,” said Magoha.

He spoke during the distribution of KCSE examination papers at the Kisumu East Deputy County Commissioner’s office on Monday.