Some students from a school in Baringo North sub-county are now in loud cry over a possible missing of results in agriculture paper 2.
Benson Chebi and Bismarck Ruto are kcse 2021 candidates from Poi Mixed Day and Boarding secondary school located in Baringo North Sub-county. The two are reported to have fled from the exam room on 31st of March for fear of being arrested by the police, due to alleged stealing of school mattresses.
On the night of 29th March, some people are said to have broken into the school store of Poi secondary school. It’s only the next morning when the school administration realized two mattresses were missing from the store.
On thorough investigation, two boys, Benson Chebi and Bismarck Ruto were named as key suspects. The two boys, who were also candidates of the same school, lived just at the periphery of the school compound.
It is said that at the day when the incident happened nobody else was around the school, including the school security guard who had asked for sick leave the previous day.
After the findings, the principal to the school tried to engage the two boys in his office, in an attempt to get the very truth of the matter. He made them kneel down and even later administered to both some strokes. He further promised to surrender them to the Moikuto police if they couldn’t disclose what they knew concerning the lost mattresses.
For fear of being arrested by the police, the boys did not turn up the following day for the agriculture PP2 exam. They were reportedly spotted in some nearby hotel hiding, while the rest of the learners took their exams. The third suspect Mark came back and completed his exams.
On noticing this, the parents of Benson and Bismarck, James kiptala and Pamela Ruto stormed into the principal’s office and demanded explanation on why they allowed their children to miss exams, over mere allegations. ‘‘It’s only anticipated that my boy participated in the theft case but no tangible evidence has been brought forward to me so far!’’, said Pamela, Bismarck’s mother.
The parents later proceeded to the sub-county education to report the incidence. Mr Kiprono Langat, the Baringo North sub-county education director, advised them to just prepare the learners to repeat the exams on December 2022, since once exam has been done there has never been a repeat by a few individuals later.
The recently concluded national exams is seen to have had a lot of setbacks than the previous year, with cases of examination malpractices being so rampant across the country.