Kampala Police Apprehend Culprits in Fake UNEB Papers Scam

Police in Kampala have arrested one of the fraudsters who was selling fake examination papers on social media, purported to be UNEB Examinations. The 20-year-old suspect, whose real name is Seguya Abdu Kareem but was trending as Fresh Kareem on his social media platforms, shared video clips of past papers. According to his confession, he would erase the actual year and superimpose it to appear like a 2023 examination paper. Abdu Kareem is a 2020 UCE candidate who wrote his examinations in 2021. Currently employed in building and construction, he admitted to the act to gain a large following.

He has been detained at Kampala Metropolitan Police and will be arraigned before court to answer charges of aiding and abetting examination malpractice, as well as unauthorized possession of examination paper, material, or information.

In a related development, Police in Old Kampala have arrested a 49-year-old man named Luyima Gilbert for selling material/information purported to be UNEB examinations. He was arrested along with the Head Teacher of Old Kampala S.S.S, Mr. Suuna William, who allegedly intended to buy the fake material. Luyima was arrested in the Head Teacher’s office. Further investigations into both cases are ongoing.

The search for those still at large continues. Section 25 (2) of the UNEB Act 2021 states that a person who willfully or negligently assists or causes any candidate to obtain or gain unauthorized possession of any examination paper, examination material, or any other material and information, commits an offense. On conviction, they are liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand currency points (Forty million shillings) or a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years, or both. According to the Act, an examination paper, material, or information includes the electronic version of an examination paper, examination material, or any other material or information, as well as the electronic transmission of an examination material or any other information.