Police recruit who changed with pen his KCSE’s straight E’s to B’s arrested

By Nyaboga Kiage On Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 19:26 | < 1 min read
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An image of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate. PHOTO | FILE

Police in Naivasha, Nakuru County on Monday afternoon arrested a recruit candidate who allegedly altered his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate using a pen to show that he had attained higher grades.

In the report filed at Naivasha Ward, Nakuru County, the suspect identified as John Mwangi, 24, who sat his KCSE in 2019, scored straight E’s but altered the grades to show that he had performed well.

According to the KCSE Certificate, Mwangi had initially scored as follows: English E, Kiswahili E, Chemistry E, Mathematics E, Biology E, CRE E and Business E. Mwangi had a Mean Grade of E.

Looking to present himself in a better light, Mwangi allegedly altered the grades to reflect a B+ in English, B- in Kiswahili, B in Mathematics and a B- in CRE.

“He altered the certificate by use of a pen. He was arrested and placed in a cell waiting to be arraigned after completion of investigations,” the police report read in part.

Currently, General Service Unit and the Administrative Police are recruiting.

Last week, the Kenya Defense Forces ended their national recruitment exercise.

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