KCSE results for the 8 Ambira high school students who insulted CSs Matiangi, Amina

Dismal performance despite bragging about cheating in exams, insulting CS Matiangi

File image of the 8 Ambira Boys High School students who were accused of insulting Cabinet secretaries Amina Mohamed and Fred Matiang’i

This year’s KCSE results has served a humbling experience to the eight Ambira High School Students who were caught on camera bragging about cheating in exams and hurling insults at CSs Fred Matiangi and Amina Mohamed.

If their claims were true, then their effort at cheating in exams amounted to nothing with three scoring D plain, two D+ (plus), one C- (minus) and one B- (minus).

On 23 November, a viral video emerged online with the the eight students bragging of cheating in this year’s KCSE exams and insulting the two CSs for their efforts in curbing exam cheating.

President Kenyatta reacts, police make arrests

Police moved in swiftly on 25 November, arresting them after they were positively identified with the school principal Mr. Thomas Odhiambo gaving thei names to the police.

The video which sparked outrage attacted the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta who issued a terse speech on rampant indiscipline and the culture of cheating, promising that decisive action would be taken against those found on the wrong side.

"If indeed you are ready to brag about (exam) cheating, we shall show you what this nation does with cheats and people who have no respect for their elders." Said President Kenyatta.

Top lawyer offers to represent the students in court

City lawyer Nelson Havi volunteered to represent them in court for allegedly insulting CSs Amina Mohamed and Fred Matiang’I, terming the government’s decision to arrest and detain the students as a transgression of justice.

“We have offered to act for the 8 Ambira High School boys. If you know the identities and contacts of their parents or guardians, please notify us ASAP. We cannot have a high handed executive decision to punish children and a more than willing Court assisting in the transgression,” Havi said on his Twitter account.

The eight boys who were released on December 3 after the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) failed to prefer charges against them.

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