Drama As Policeman Manning A KCSE Center Accidentally Shoots Invigilator

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A KCSE examinations invigilator was rushed to the hospital after he sustained gunshot wounds in the leg and arm.

The invigilator identified as Simon Ongiti was shot by a police officer who was manning the KCSE exams at Gagra Secondary School in Rarieda sub-county.

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Simon, who is a teacher at Kunya Primary School in Rarieda sub-County, was shot as he and his colleagues were sealing CRE papers at around 10:30am.

He was taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu where doctors say he is in stable condition.

The policeman, Sgt. Benson Ozeza accidentally shot the invigilator with his colleague’s gun who was said to be assisting the invigilator in sealing the just concluded exams.

Rarieda sub-county administration police commandant Mr. Allan Abungu confirmed the incident saying the bullet went through the invigilator’s hand before logging in his thighs.

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Mr. Abungu stated that the school administration called the police who rushed to the scene and took the KCSE examinations invigilator to hospital.

He was first taken to Bondo sub-county hospital for first aid before being taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Siaya County police coordinator Chripus Mutali said investigations into the shooting to determine if it was intentional or an accident are ongoing.

“We are waiting to identify the degree of the injuries before the teacher can file a case,” said Mutali.

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He added that the policeman was immediately withdrawn from the examination centre to record a statement on the incident.

The shooting didn’t disrupt the exam proceedings although candidates were counselled before their mid-morning/afternoon resumed as scheduled.