The Kiambu County Service Delivery Committee Meeting (CSDCM) which had been scheduled for Tuesday March 16th has been postponed in line with the Presidential Directive on containment measures to curb the upsurge of rising cases of Covid-19 in the recent past.
In an on-line communication post to all the departmental heads and those from line departments late afternoon, Kiambu County Commissioner Mr. Wilson Wanyanga said the anticipated meeting had been postponed to allow for the monitoring of the current upsurge in Covid 19 pandemic.
Earlier in the day, the secretary to the committee Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Sharon Nzau had posted a reminder of the Tuesday’s meeting prompting some members to confirm their attendance of the monthly meeting which is normally held at the County Commissioner’s largest boardroom that can accommodate more than 50 people while observing social distance.
According to Thika East Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Thomas Sankei, some of his colleagues are scheduled to hold meetings related to Examinations containers on the same day of the meeting.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination is set to be held between 22nd and 24th March 2021 while those some of those seating for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education National Examinations have already began their practicals.
To ensure a smooth running of the National examinations, a regional meeting of stakeholders in the education sector shall be held on the 16th March. The county commissioner is also expected to address the meeting with an aim of ensuring that the Examinations are held without any disruption.
The Government is working round the clock to ensure that the exercise runs smoothly while ensuring that all candidates are comfortable to write the examination papers.
Kiambu Sub-county Director of Education Mrs.Roselyne Litaba while talking to KNA from her office yesterday said all KCPE Candidates had been supplied with masks that will cushion them during the examinations.
“Each school has been supplied with a box of masks containing 720 masks and by the time of going to press, 18 school heads had collected their consignments while 3 were awaiting collection”
On the girls writing their KCSE, the Government has provided them with sanitary towels so that they are not inconvenienced, the sub-county director added.
In his 14th Presidential address on the Coronavirus pandemic held at statehouse yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the National Government Administration Officer (NGAO) to strictly enforce border health security following the positivity rate that rose from 2% in January 2021 to 13% in March 2021.To secure the gains the country has made in the war against the virus, he issued a raft of measures to contain the third wave of the pandemic and called on all stakeholders to adhere to all directives religiously.
By Lydia Shiloya