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Boy arrested for posing as girl in Kenyan music exam

A talented musician who passed himself off as a girl during music exams at a high school in Kenya has been arrested, local media report.


He wore a girls’ uniform and attracted the attention of other students “as he played instruments with dexterity, unlike the rest of them”, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reports.

The boy involved has not been named.

The incident took place at Mukuyu Girls’ Secondary School in Kakamega County in western Kenya.

The musician was a student in neighbouring Uasin Gishu County.

The principal at the girls’ school as well as the school’s music teacher have also been arrested.

Cover photo: The authorities have recently been trying to crack down on wide-scale cheating in exams in Kenya


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