No unauthorised person will be allowed anywhere near an examination centre during the forthcoming Kenya certificate of primary education( KCPE) and the Kenya certificate of secondary education( KCSE) national examinations.
The Uasin Gishu County Commissioner (CC), Abdirizack Jaldesa said anybody found loitering near the examination centres and who will not be directly involved in administering of the exams will be dealt with decisively.
Speaking at 64 Stadium in Eldoret during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebration, the CC asked Uasin Gishu residents to give candidates space to sit their examinations conducively.
“Let us give our children space and time to do the exams without undue interference, but those who think they can interfere with the examinations to facilitate cheating I want to put them on notice that they will be dealt with ruthlessly,” warned Jaldesa.
He at the same time, said the county security committee will continue to put in place strategies to curb crime in Eldoret town and added that cases of motor vehicle thefts which had skyrocketed within the last one year have dropped significantly because of increased security surveillance that led to the arrest of several suspects and recovery of a number of stolen vehicles.
“We have had no cases of motor vehicle theft within the last one month after we arrested and arraigned in court suspects we believe were involved in the rampant theft of vehicles in Eldoret and its environs, and I want to assure the business community that we shall continue with the concerted efforts to create a conducive and secure environment for them to carry on with their businesses,” he assured.
He at the same time, issued a stern warning to criminals involved in stealing and transporting livestock to other counties that their days were numbered, and cautioned lorry owners that their vehicles would be confiscated permanently if found transporting stolen cattle.
Early this month, detectives in Eldoret arrested seven people and recovered 8 vehicles in Litein Kericho County. The vehicles were believed to have been stolen from Uasin Gishu County.
A week earlier, flying squad officers had also netted 13 vehicles believed to have been stolen or fraudulently acquired in the home of a businessman in Ndaptabwa Nandi County. The businessman was arrested during the raid.
By Kiptanui Cherono