KCPE exams kick off, police choppers to deliver papers to flood-hit areas

KCPE exams kick off, police choppers to deliver papers to flood-hit areas
Pupils at Manyatta Primary School go through a security check on Tuesday. PHOTO | ALLAN OBIERO

The government has deployed choppers to deliver papers for the KCPE exams to areas worst hit by heavy rains.

Education PS Richard Belio Kipsang on Tuesday said the police air wing and other government agencies have offered choppers to transport the exams.

Speaking in Kisumu when he opened the examination container at the central sub-county headquarters’, he said Migori County is the most affected by rains in the area.

“The government will also provide off-road vehicles to areas with poor road network to ease movement of those manning the exercise,” he added.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matinag’i who was in Gilgil noted that security officers have been called from leave to ensure a smooth exercise.

He warned that anyone who tries to disrupt the exam will face the law.

“I have supervised the opening of an exam container at the Gilgil DCC’s office. I thereafter Encouraged candidates at Gilgil DBE and Gilgil Garrison Primary Schools and wished them the best. Security for the exam and those engaged has been effectively deployed,” he said.

Dr. Matinag’i further noted that other Cabinet Secretaries are in different parts of the country to ensure that the exams kick off smoothly.

He noted that Education CS George Magoha is in Mombasa while his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru is in Nyeri.

The CS further affirmed that the integrity of the examinations is intact and adequate measures are in place to deter cheating.

Meanwhile in Nyeri, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said that the weather conditions in the county have not disrupted exams and the exercise has kicked off smoothly.

Nyeri County has 17,300 students sitting the national examination across 505 examination centers.

Report by Allan Obiero and Martin Munene

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