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Police officers manning KSCE station arrested in alcohol-drinking den

The two police officers abandoned their KCSE exam center and went to the nearby shopping center to drink alcohol.

Two police officers manning the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam have been arrested for allegedly abandoning their workstations. 

According to a police report, officers Lawrence Ajowi and Samuel Karanja from Geta Police Station went on a drinking spree while students were doing their exams.

The duo had been deployed to guard the ongoing KCSE examinations at St. Francis Boys High School in Suwerwa, Trans Nzoia county. 

“They left their area of deployment immediately they delivered the exams to the examination centre and proceeded to Suwerwa shopping centre on a drinking spree,” the police report states.

 According to a report filed by the examination centre manager, the officers returned after the morning paper, Geography Paper 1, had ended. 

“The matter was later reported by the examination center manager while they were escorting the said exams back to the container where the inebriated officers were arrested and placed in custody to face disciplinary action,” reads the report.

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They face charges of drinking liquor while in police uniform contrary to the law.

The arrest comes a day after their colleagues in Siaya County were attacked by armed guns who also stole two rifles.

The tragedy occurred in the Alego Usonga sub-county when the officers were escorting KCSE exam papers.

The KCSE exam papers were being escorted to Mahero Secondary School in Siaya County. 

The school center manager is said to have run for safety as the officers engaged the thugs.

During the tragedy, one firearm was stolen.

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