Based on past monumental errors linked to how KNEC had been discharging it's duties, I had urged the media to be proactive in seeking to smoke out any irregularities, and among other issues, help ascertain:
"That all cases of cheating and other malpractices have been validly identified, cross-checked and the fate of the culprits justifiably sealed."
It has since emerged that no KNEC official was present in Northern Kenya, to supervise the 2011 KCSE, and yet the cancelled results that sparked off riots, happen to be from the same region.
According to Capital FM, KNEC's Chief Executive says lack of security and inadequate staff prevented them from monitoring exams, which led to widespread cheating. In a way, does it mean the dishonest candidates were encouraged by KNEC's shortcomings?
But back to my bone of contention, these are some of the issues the local media should have sought to expose, before the release of KCSE results, instead of only waiting to give immense and reactionary coverage to the aftermath of cancelled exam results.
And for that, the local media scores an F.