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Centre managers and security personnel forced to trek 5 Km to deliver papers in Marigat

As  Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations entered its second day, delivery of papers to examination centre in Baringo country went on smoothly despite transportation hitches in some areas.

In  Marigat Sub County, centre managers and security personnel had to trek 5 kilometres to reach Sampaka primary school centre in Mochongoi after heavy rains pounding the region rendered the road impassable.

Area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Job  Anunda said candidates sitting their examination at Ngambo primary school  had to be physically carried across river Ngambo by parents and security officers after the river burst its banks.

Speaking  to KNA on telephone,  Anunda  said parents will have to wait for the children at the river after the day’s exams to ferry them across the flooded Ngambo River.

He added that in parts of Mukutani division the centre managers and security personnel managed to access the schools with a lot of difficulties due to the bad road network occasioned by the rains.

However, the DCC said despite the surmountable logistical challenges, all the examination materials reached the centres in time.

Out of the 16,734 candidates sitting for the exams in 639 centres in the county, two boys will be writing the papers outside their registered centres.

According  to the County Director of Education (CDE), Moses Karati, one boy is in remand in Nyahururu and another in  Mediheal hospital, Nakuru.

The two candidates, Karati stated, will be supervised from the respective counties.

By  Joshua Kibet

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