The Senate has launched a probe into claims of cheating in the 2022 KCSE exams.
Scrutiny of the results by experts and netizens, revealed that some schools had seen an extraordinary increase in top-tier performers.
Senator Joe Nyutu, chairperson of the Senate Education Committee, says his committee is looking into concerns made after some institutions saw a dramatic increase in the number of applicants getting clean As.
“We are investigating whether there was leakage. We have seen queries by Kenyans on social media but we urge them to be patient. We want to ascertain the truth,” he said in Mombasa Tuesday where the matter was raised during an inaugural retreat of the chairpersons of 16 Senate Committees.
“The abnormal curve is also raising questions. A school cannot have a mean grade of 5 and then all of a sudden shoot to 9. After the probe we will issue our report.”
He did not, however, indicate what actions would be done if it was shown that there was cheating.
According to the results revealed last Friday by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, 1,146 candidates received A grades, up from 1,138 in 2021.
CS Machogu, on the other hand, has rejected the allegations of cheating, claiming that exams were not leaked in favor of specific schools in the Nyanza region.