No security breach in Kerio during exams
Police are providing 24-hour security to protect students in the raid-prone area
KCPE exams went on well in the Kerio Valley, despite insecurity challenges, Education PS Belio Kipsang has said.
He said police officers guarded at least 15 examination centres, preventing any disruption of the exams.
“I am happy to note that candidates in the Kerio Valley where we have security challenges did their exams successfully,” the PS said.
He spoke yesterday during an exam monitoring visit to the Iten Primary School and Iten School for the Deaf.
Kipsang said the Education ministry worked with the Interior ministry to secure the examination centres.
“This year, our examinations have been executed in a unique environment. We have worked with other ministries and stakeholders to bring back the integrity of national exams,” he said.
The exam has recorded fewer challenges compared to previous years, Kipsang said.
The PS said a supervisor, invigilators and a security officer at an exam centre in Marakwet West have been asked to record statements, following reports that a stranger accessed a storage room on Wednesday to steal exam papers.
It was reported that the exam officials at Kaplenge Primary School went to take tea, leaving the materials unguarded. “Fortunately, the integrity of the exam was not tampered with,” Kipsang said.
Elgeyo Marakwet county commissioner Fredrick Ndambuki said security agencies provided 24-hour security to all schools in the Kerio Valley.
“We made sure that security was very tight. We shall ensure 24-hour security is sustained until the end of the KCSE exams,” he said.
THE EDUCATION AND INTERIOR MINISTRIES WORKED TOGETHER FOR SECURITY