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S.4 Candidate remanded for impersonation

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

 The Chief Magistrates court in Nabweru has sentenced 30-year-old Rebecca Munyeretsi, a registered student at St Francis Secondary School to two-months in prison or pay a fine of 200,000 shillings for examination malpractice.

On 25 October when senior four candidates were sitting their Chemistry exam, Munyeretsi hired Asuman Kidawuli, to seat for her exams. She allegedly paid 2.5 million to an intermediary who is an administrator at the school.

However, this was spotted by a UNEB scout when he found out that Munyeretsi had not written her name on the examination paper and when asked to write the names, she wrote male names of Asuman Kidawuli which created suspicion.

Munyeretsi was arrested but Kidawuli managed to escape from the authorities and police is still hunting for him.

Christian Kibuuka, the Grade One Magistrate at Nabweru said that there are increased cases of examination malpractice and there is a need for deterrence.

The magistrate said that he has given a lenient sentence to Munyeretsi based on reasons which include the fact that the accused pleaded guilty on her first appearance and did not waste the court’s time.