NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 – Forty-nine inmates are currently sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Exams in Nyeri, Makueni, Kitui and Kisii.
At the King’ong’o G.K Prison thirteen inmates sat for the mathematics paper which kicked off Tuesday morning.
According to the officer in charge of the facility Bison Madegwa, 12 of them are males while one is a female.
Madegwa stated that some of the candidates are facing life imprisonment and others have been sentenced to death.
He said the exercise started without any hitches and expect it will end similarly.
The candidates began with the Mathematics paper which will be followed by the English language exam at 11.30 am after which they will have the English composition in the afternoon.
At the Makueni GK Prison, twelve inmates are sitting their papers while at 13 are doing so at the Kisii prison.
Eleven candidates sitting for their exams at Kitui Main Prison all are men.
A team of more than 100,000 teachers and 70,000 security officers have been deployed across the country for 3-day exams.
More than ten Cabinet Secretaries are taking part in the supervision of the examinations.
Interior CS Fred Matiangi is in Garissa County, while his environment counterpart Keriako Tobiko inspected the opening of KCPE exam papers in Athi river Deputy County Commissioners office.
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa expressed confidence that the exercise will proceed smoothly as all measures had been put in place to ensure its effective administration.