Close to 34,071 Kenya Certificate Primary Education candidates in Migori County started the exams this morning with the assurance of a smooth exercise from security agencies.
The Suna East Deputy County Commissioner Kibe Maguta speaking after the dispatch of the first day exams said enough government vehicles were available to deliver exams to all examination centres.
Maguta said the government has good vehicles that will deliver exams in time despite adverse rainy condition currently.
He said all exam centres were protected areas adding that security personnel were manning them to ensure learners sit their exams without any problems.
All schools in Suna East had their exams dispatched by 7 am, a scenario Maguta described as remarkable.
Maguta was speaking at county headquarters. Also present were County Teachers Service Commission Director Beatrice Lukaka among other senior education and security officers.
Last week Regional Director of Education Willy Machocho met with county security agencies and education officials at Migori Teachers College ground to discuss best approaches on exam security.
During that meeting, Machocho warned that those handling exams should do it with a lot of caution to avoid cases where exam rules are compromised.
Speaking during the same meeting, Migori County Commissioner Mr Boaz Cherutich assured that all necessary security measures had been taken to prevent exams malpractices.
By Geoffrey Satia