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Candidates moved from their exam centre due to flooding

Twenty Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates in Matuga sub county, Kwale county have been forced to sit for their examinations in a different centre due to heavy rains and floods.

The 14 boys and six girls from Mbuguni secondary school were relocated to Kaya Tiwi secondary school after a seasonal river near their school burst its banks sweeping away a bridge.

Kwale County Director of Education Jane Njogu confirming the incident said the students will continue to sit for their exams in the neighboring school until the situation stabilizes.

She said the floods posed a major challenge, but education officials were well prepared to handle the examinations saying the candidates had to be moved to a safe exam centre due to the heavy rainfall and flooding.

The director said the candidates will continue with their exams in the neighboring school, until the roads are rehabilitated and that she is satisfied with the way the examinations are conducted.

She said the education department has put in place necessary measures for any eventuality and that there was no cause for alarm.

Matuga sub county police commander Ludwin Sasati said the bridge could not withstand the incessant rains and flooding and caved in rendering the road impassable.

By Hussein Abdullahi

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