The Second day of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination was characterized by heavy rainfall in almost all parts of Nyeri County unlike Tuesday where the weather was clear.
Exam managers had to brave the wet weather to collect the examination materials from various collection points in order to ensure they are delivered to examination centers on time.
Despite the heavy downpour, the County Commissioner (CC), Yatich Kipkemei, assured that they have put in place all the necessary measures to ensure material arrive in examination centres on time especially in areas prone to flooding such as Kieni Constituency.
“We have assigned four-wheel drive vehicles to areas such as Kieni plus extra backup vehicles in case of an emergency,” said the CC while supervising distribution of exams at Othaya Sub-county headquarters.
He reported that no incident of exam malpractice had been reported since the exams kicked off on Tuesday even as he guaranteed that they were on top of things in ensuring delivery of a credible examination.
“We have informed all the examination managers on what to do and we expect nothing short of highest level of integrity from them,” Kipkemei said.
A total of 17, 300 candidates are sitting the three day national examinations in some 505 centres in the county.
By Samuel Waititu