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5 KCPE candidates hospitalised as exams kick-off countrywide

According to Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, three candidates from Githunguri, Ruiru and Kasarani are hospitalized with arrangements being made for them to take the tests in hospital/CFM NEWS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 – Five candidates have been hospitalised as the Kenya Certificate of Primary School Education (KCPE) examinations kicked off Tuesday morning.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, three candidates from Githunguri, Ruiru and Kasarani are hospitalized with arrangements being made for them to take the tests in hospital.

Through her twitter account, Amina stated that “such arrangements will be made across the country so that no candidate is left behind.”

Mohamed was leading other CSs in supervising the examinations countrywide and she was in Kiambu.

“At Kiambu sub-county to oversee the opening of the @ExamsCouncil Container and distribution of examination material. We started off with a word of prayer for our nation and our children. Sending the very best wishes to all our candidates,” she stated.

Elsewhere, two candidates from Nyandarua central have been hospitalized with one being in a coma while the other is admitted to hospital.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who supervised the exam in the county stated that arrangements are in progress to ensure effective administration of the examination for the candidate who is conscious.

Wamalwa expressed confidence that the exercise will proceed smoothly as all measures had been put in place to ensure its effective administration.

Interior CS Fred Matiangi was in Garissa County, while his environment counterpart Keriako Tobiko inspected the opening of KCPE exam papers in Athi river Deputy County Commissioners office.

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Central Regional Commissioner together with education officials from Nyeri County Wilson Njega released the exams to various school heads in the county.

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