Trans Nzioa: 2 Police Officers Manning KCSE Exams Arrested after Going on Drinking Spree

  • Officers identified as Lawrence Ajowi and Samwel Karanja were deployed to guard the ongoing KCSE examinations at St. Francis Boys High School
  • The two officers left the centre to drink at the adjoining Suwerwa shopping centre in Trans Nzoia county
  • They returned after the morning paper, Geography Paper 1, had ended while drunk and were arrested

Amos Khaemba, a journalist at, brings over three years of experience covering politics and current affairs in Kenya.

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

Education officials open a container storing the KCSE examination papers at a centre in Nairobi. Photo: Ministry of Education.
Source: Twitter

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

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

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“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 two drunk officers were arrested and placed in custody, awaiting arraignment.

The police report indicates the two will face disciplinary action for the offence of drinking and intoxicating liquor in uniform when actively engaged on duty in a public place, contrary to Section 88(2) of the NPS Act No. 11 a of 2011.

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“Leaving a place of duty without being regularly relieved, contrary to section 88(2) as read with the eighth schedule subsection 1(j) of the NPS Act No. 11 a of 2011,” the report noted.


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