Days after suspicions about the legitimacy of the results surfaced, particularly in the Kisii region, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) transferred a large number of principals from the region.
According to sources, the affected school heads were from Kisii County and extra-county schools that had excellent performances.
While explaining the transfers, the commission stated that it was a routine exercise aimed at achieving equal distribution and optimal resource utilization.
For instance, Chrispinus Owino of Cardinal Otunga- who scored a mean of 10.26 at the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – was transferred to St Peter’s Mumias Boys High School, Kakamega County.
Owino was replaced by Albert Ombiro, who initially headed St Paul’s Gekano Boys.
Boniface Masese, who took Igonga DOK Secondary school to new heights after scoring a mean of 10.24 in the 2022 KCSE examinations, was also transferred to Bishop Mugendi Nyakegogi High School.
While speaking to the press, Masese affirmed that he was up to the task to replicate the success at another school.
“Despite moving from a pure boys’ boarding school, I am confident that I will give my best to ensure there is an improved performance in the national exams.
“We will try our best to improve the scores of Nyakegogi,” Masese stated.
The mass transfer comes amidst claims of exam irregularities, with the majority questioning the credibility of the results from parts of the country.
The allegations were, however, dismissed by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu who noted that the bias claims could be attributed to the ban on the ranking which denied the public a comprehensive breakdown of the results.
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