Raila alleges that the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) may be sacrificed to protect cartels following the 2023 KCPE results hitch.
Speaking on Friday, December 8, at the Kenya History Raw and Uncut event, Raila urged Kenya’s development partners to join forces with the opposition in denouncing corruption in the country.
“In the case of KCPE, indications are that KNEC as an institution will be sacrificed to protect the cartels,” said Raila.
He added, “I, therefore, wish to call on our development partners to partner with us in calling out the ills of corruption and tribalism that are crippling our country and making nonsense of the aid we have obtained from abroad.”
In addition, Raila said the transformation of Kenya requires a generation of leaders with the courage to confront and defeat corruption and tribalism and allocate public resources without discrimination.
The Azimio leader had earlier claimed that the Kenya Kwanza government terminated the UK firm’s tender because the company refused to give kickbacks leading to the glaring hitch in the 2023 KCPE results.
However, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu denied reports that the government terminated a contract awarded to a UK firm leading to the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams irregularities.
“We have not terminated anybody’s contract. I would like to clear the air that nobody’s contract was terminated. Actually, each and every year a contract is made,” Machogu clarified while stating that the country could print the exam materials.