Four Candidates in Kericho County Friday sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations at Kapkatet Sub-County Hospital in Bureti Constituency.
The four included a 16-year-old expectant minor who had difficulties sitting for the afternoon English paper as she experienced mild labour pains.
Kapkatet Sub-County Hospital Nursing Officer Mr. Samuel Cheruiyot confirmed that the candidate however managed to complete the paper and was being monitored by medics to ensure she remained safe.
“Two other candidates from Lalagit area are suffering from meningitis, while another one from Kaptiget area has a pregnancy related condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum,” said Mr. Cheruiyot.
The Nursing Officer pointed out that the students will continue to receive medical attention from the facility as they revise for their coming exams.
“The candidates are being given special care and besides all staff at the hospital are ready to support them as they continue with the exams,” he assured.
Overall there are 20,109 KCSE candidates in Kericho County and the area County Commissioner Mr. Kamau Karung’o has assured the public that all necessary measures have been put in place to handle any emergencies that may arise during examination period.
The County Commissioner said expectant candidates will be closely monitored to ensure they are comfortable and safe as they sit for the exams.
He also assured that security had been beefed up in all exam centres to prevent any form of malpractices.
By Dominic Cheres and Kibe Mburu