Senate Education committee has opened an investigation into allegations of cheating in the 2022 KCSE exams.
This comes after allegations that results showed some schools had recorded an unusual rise in candidates obtaining top grades.
The committee will investigate whether there was leakage resulting into abnormal results.
Focus is on some schools particularly in Nyanza region that posted a drastic increment in the number of candidates who scored the top grades.
Speaking on Tuesday during an inaugural retreat of the chairpersons of 16 Senate Committees, Senate Education Committee chairperson, Senator Joe Nyutu, urged Kenyans to be patient as his team investigate the matter.
‘We have seen queries by Kenyans on social media but we urge them to be patient. We want to ascertain the truth,’ he said
“It is very easy to know whether there was cheating in exams. You can tell if candidates give the same answers. All human beings cannot think the same,” he added.
He added that the abnormal curve is also raising question saying a school cannot have a mean grade of 5 and then all of a sudden shoot to 9.
He said a report will be issued after the investigation is complete.
On his defense, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu denied there were any cheating incidences insisting that the exams were not leaked to favour certain schools in Nyanza.
In the just released KCSE results 1,146 candidates scored an A compared to 1,138 candidates in 2021.