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Headteacher Arrested for Drunken Appearance While Collecting Exam Papers

Teachers collecting KCPE and KPSEA exam papers at Kisumu central sub-county headquarters. [Collins Oduor,Standard]

A headteacher from Nthonzweni Primary School in Makueni County, Martin Muteti, found himself behind bars after he showed up to collect exam papers in a drunken and untidy state.


This happened at the Kaiti ACC container center, where examination papers are picked up every morning.

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County security authorities, accompanied by County Directors of Education, made an unexpected visit to the container, discovering that Muteti had arrived late and, as described, “appeared drunk and dirty.”

This alarming behavior led to his immediate arrest and placement in the Mukuyuni police station cell, where he was subjected to an alcohol test, as stated in a police report issued on Wednesday.

Headteacher: Security officers oversee the distribution of KCPE/KPSEA exam papers on Monday, October 30, 2023. Photo/File.
Security officers oversee the distribution of KCPE/KPSEA exam papers on Monday, October 30, 2023. Photo/File.

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Makueni acted swiftly and instructed that Martin Muteti be immediately replaced by his deputy, John Kitusa. This decision aims to ensure the smooth continuation of the examination process, which is of utmost importance.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations for class eight and grade six students began on Monday, October 30, and are scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, November 1. This period is crucial for students, and any disruptions could have serious consequences.

In a related incident in Bomet County, another headteacher, David Ngerich, was arrested by the police for showing up to collect KCPE examination papers in a visibly intoxicated state.

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Ngerich, who is from Sonokwek Primary School, staggered into the exams collection center located at the Bomet County Commissioner’s office, demanding to be served first.

Bomet County Commander Naomi Ichami intervened promptly, ordering Ngerich’s immediate arrest and directing his replacement to ensure the smooth distribution of exam papers.


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