Kerio Valley KCPE, KCSE candidates vacate homes amid inter-clan clashes
KCPE and KCSE exam candidates in the Kerio Valley are unsure whether they will sit the tests as residents continue to flee following an increase in banditry attacks. Parents of pupils in Chesawach, Chesetan, Kombases and Tot primary schools have pulled their children out of school. Kennedy Kipkore, a resident of Endo, yesterday said learners have left with their parents. Residents are hiding in caves in the Kerio escarpment. “Schools have closed early,” Kipkore said. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has promised to restore normalcy. Speaking in Keiyo South on Sunday, he said more police reservists will be recruited to end the skirmishes. Two people were killed last week. “We appeal to local leaders and elders to hold peace meetings to resolve the problems,” Boinnet said. He criticised the media for sensationalising the banditry and inter-clan attacks in Marakwet East.