MPs among candidates sitting KCSE exam in the North Rift
We registered 25 candidates under the adult education programme and we also have leaders, including sitting MPs, who are taking the KCSE exam, says school director
Four MPs are among candidates sitting the KCSE exam in the North Rift.
The MPs are sitting the exam in schools within Uasin Gishu and Baringo counties, which are registered as private exam centres.
Director of the Acacia Adult Education School Benjamin Cheboi yesterday declined, however, to reveal their identities.
But the Star has established two of the MPs are from Baringo county, one from Uasin Gishu and another from Bungoma county.
Cheboi did not explain if the MPs are sitting the exam for the first time or are resitting it.
“We registered a total of 25 candidates under the adult education programme and we also have leaders, including sitting MPs, who are taking the KCSE exam,” he said.
Cheboi said the MPs requested to privately sit the exam. He said those from Baringo county had been allowed to sit in Uasin Gishu, while the other two were moved to Baringo for purposes of privacy and to avoid interference.
“The private centres are away from other secondary schools, where other KCSE candidates are taking the exam,” Cheboi said. He said he cannot reveal their names, as this would amount to exposing them owing to their status.
“May be you can find out on your own. Eventually they will be known at the time the results are released,” Cheboi said.
The institution also registered a 47-year-old mother, who is sitting the exam at the private centre in Eldoret town.
Meanwhile, 20 secondary schools in the Kerio Valley have been placed under tight security to allow candidates sit the exam.
The region has been plagued with banditry attacks in the last one month.
Education officials said no hitch was reported in all the centres.
MCAs, led by Thomas Kigen of Kaptarakwa, said the government should implement measures to restore security. At the Eldoret Prison one inmate registered for the exam.
More than 500 people have fled their homes along the border between Marakwet East and Tiaty constituencies. Seventeen have been killed in the violence between the Pokot and the Marakwet.
The opposition has accused the government of letting the chaos escalate “to levels where schools are closed, children orphaned, and the elderly forced to flee their homes”.
KCSE candidates before sitting mathematics exam at Aga Khan Secondary School, Mombasa, yesterday