KCPE 2019: Manager, supervisor arrested for chasing away candidate


KCPE 2019: Manager, supervisor arrested for chasing away candidate
A KCPE pupil prays before taking the Mathematics exam on Tuesday.

Police on Tuesday arrested a school manager in Kerugoya and a KCPE exam supervisor for allegedly chasing away a candidate.

According to the Kirinyaga county director of education Abdikarir Hassan Ali, they wanted to prevent the candidate from sitting for the national exam.

“We wont allow this in Kirinyaga,” he said, adding that they are yet to establish the motive behind the incident.

Kirinyaga Police Commander Leah Kithei said the two suspects are in custody at Kerugoya Police Station.

He noted that the Directorate of Criminal Investigation will be handling the matter.

“The two will be taken to a court of law after investigation,” the police boss said.

Meanwhile in Emuhaya, adult and continuing education coordinator Anne Masakhwe said this year she has five candidates sitting for the KCPE exam.

Heavy rains however posed a challenge as candidates found it difficult to get to exam centres.

In Nakuru,  County Commissioner Erastus Mbui said two buses ferrying exam papers got stuck in muddy roads in Kuresoi North sub-county.

However, the incident did not deter the candidates from starting on time as the papers were later delivered.

There are 626 centres in the county with 53,601 candidates sitting for the KCPE exams.

In Baringo, heavy rains also rendered the roads impassable with Kiserian and Sintaan primary schools getting their papers late.

In Tiaty, sub-county commissioner Sylvester Munyasia said they had to use boda bodas to ferry exam papers to Nakoko primary school.

A 15-year-old girl pupil from Lomayana Primary School in Illchamus ward also sat for the exam after she gave birth the same morning.

Report by Johnson Muriithi, Francis Onguko, William Sawe, Bennadine Tiemoi.

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