KCSE national test results are set to be released earlier compared to 2016, owing to new equipment acquired by the examinations council.

Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) chairman George Magoha said the agency will use its Sh90 million newly acquired scanning machines to process this year’s tests in record time.He said the council is working towards having the KCSE results released earlier than last year.

Last year, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) were realeased on December 29.


At the same time, a candidate was arrested on Monday for being in possession of suspected KCSE exam papers, after Knec had assured the public that there will be no leakages.

The student of Kitondo Boys High School in Makueni County was found in possession of Business Studies papers, among others.

The boy had a mobile phone with the suspected KCSE question papers set for November, according to Mbooni East police boss Peter Njeru.

Upon interrogation, Mr Njeru added, the student revealed that he was part of a WhatsApp group where such materials are available.