A teacher’s family in Karabondi; Homabay County is at pains after the teacher went missing immediately the marking exercise for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, was completed.
The teacher, one Mr Odumbe Moses who plies his trade at Kogana Primary in Rachuonyo North, left his home on November 8, 2019 to mark the KCPE exams in Nairobi. Unfortunately, according to his wife (Joyce Odumbe) the primary school teacher has not returned home long after the exam results were announced. To make matters worse his mobile phones have been switched off and no one knows his whereabouts.
Mr Odumbe arrived at the 2019 KCPE marking centre in St Georges Girls High School on November 10, and later left. Attempts to reach him on phone have been futile since his phone is switched off.
The family sent this note on Facebook to try and trace Mr Odumbe;
“Kindly let me bring this to your attention. We have a case of a missing person; his name is Mr Moses Odumbe who is a teacher at Kogana Primary School in Karachuonyo East, Rambira Location, Karabondi. He went for KCPE marking at St Georges, Nairobi, and since November 14, 2019 nobody knows his whereabouts and his phone has been switched off. The case is with the police and we as a family request anyone with any relevant information to please notify any nearest police station or contact Joyce Ochieng (his wife)…”
The 2019 KCPE results were released on Monday November 18, 2019 by the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha. Over 7,000 examiners were contracted to mark this year’s KCPE Insha and Composition papers. The other papers were marked by the new optical mark recognition (OMR) marking machines acquired by Knec.