, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 -Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has assured candidates sitting national examinations that the government will provide adequate security during the examinations period.
He said that those planning to disrupt examinations will be treated as criminals and will not be given a chance to execute their plot anywhere in the country.
Musyoka said: “The future of this country belongs to the Kenyan youth and that’s why we are struggling to ensure that we give them a future full of potential and hope. So as they start their examinations nobody should be under any illusion that the government will relent in providing security to all the candidates.”
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) oral exams started on Monday while the Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will kick off on December 4 and end on December 6.
Last week Internal Security Minister Katoo Ole Metito also warned members of the Mombasa Republican Council planning to disrupt national examinations in Coast province that they will be met with the full force of the law.
Musyoka who spoke while the Wiper Party launched its National Elections Board and the Appeals board said that they are still committed to a free and fair nomination process.
“As a political party our objective is to win the next general elections as we swear in our elections board, we give an assurance to all aspirants, that nobody already has a certificate in his bag or pocket,” Musyoka said assuring that only the board has the powers to issue nomination certificates.
The VP insisted that his party will continue to talk to like-minded parties. He however termed as misleading, reports that he was ready to talk to Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Musyoka said that said that those who were saying that he would enter into talks with Odinga were “putting words” in his mouth.
“Let nobody be under any illusion that this party is subservient to anybody, going forward we will continue talking to like-minded parties and other leaders,” he said.
The Wiper National Elections Board is made up of nine members including Mohammed Ali Mohamed, Richard Wambura, Sammy Mbova, Leonard Opolo and Mwanamkuu Sudi. The Appeals Board members are Roy Mutisya, retired Justice Kasanga Mulwa and Judith Sijeny.
Kitui West MP Charles Nyamai who is in Parliament on Cabinet Minister Charity Ngilu’s party Narc used the function to join the Wiper party terming it as the party to watch.