Four KCSE candidates have been deregistered by the examination council and discontinued from sitting the exam on charges of cheating.
Education CS Amina Mohamed said the candidates were caught with “foreign material and documentation” in examination rooms ahead of Mathematics Paper 2.
Three cases were reported in Garissa while the other was reported in Nairobi.
“We took away the materials before the exam. We have deregistered the affected students. They will not be allowed to continue with the exams because we actually feel that they committed an omission,” Amina said.
She spoke in Naivasha Town on Monday where she opened the examination container and conducted impromptu visits in selected schools.
In a tweet, the CS confirmed that 40 teachers will also face disciplinary action over examination irregularities.
She did not disclose the identity of the candidates or their schools but said details will be released later.
“There may be a few more, we are still scrutinising some of the equipment that we have confiscated from the students and if we feel that additional students need to be deregistered, we will do that,” she said.
“We will also take action against centre managers who do not do what they are expected to,” Amina added.
This year’s exams have been touted as “militarised”, going by the number of police officers that have been deployed to man them.