The DPP has withdrawn charges facing 16 Ambira Boys students who caught on camera hurling insults to cabinet secretaries Amina Mohamed and Dr. Fred Matiang’i for lack of evidence.
The Ambira High School students who appeared on camera bragging about cheating in this year’s national examinations were last week arraigned at Ukwala Law Courts in Siaya County.
Appearing before resident Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo, the Form Four leavers did not take plea after the prosecutor requested for seven days to conclude investigations.
The request was granted and the eight will remained in custody of Ugunja police officers until today December 3 when the case will be mentioned in the same court.
The students, in the now viral video, also daringly insulted Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and her Interior counterpart Dr. Fred Matiang’i for their efforts in ensuring the credibility of the exams.
The clip was widely shared on social media and drew the attention of education stakeholders and police, leading to their arrest.
“Shule huisha… tumeiba…we don’t care…,” the students are heard shouting.
Some of the Form Four leavers who had done their last Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam on Wednesday were seen burning their books in what is popularly known as “academic fire.”
The school chaplain Alex Ogeda blamed the incident on a few students who had earlier been suspended over indiscipline cases before the exam began.