Siaya Governor plasters his photos in class 8 mock exam papers


Siaya Governor Cornell Rasanga has caused mixed reactions after he decided to put his portrait on the county’s mock examination papers.

Kenyans on the social media came out to attack the governor for using education materials to campaign with some calling for the authorities to arrest and charge him.

The Siaya county government is said to have allocated Sh1.7 million for this year’s primary school mocks which all contain the governor’s photo.

Some Kenyans are also wondering what value the governor’s photo would add to the examination.


On Tuesday, the governor who was speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology said that this was not the first time, and that he intend to be doing it each and every year.

“We are in the process of boosting the performance of our pupils and also as a campaign bid for Governor Rasanga in the next general election,” he said.

About 8,000 candidates will be sitting for the exam this year, and they will all see the governor’s face.