As KCPE exam kicked off countrywide on Tuesday, one candidate gave birth at the Kitale Level Four hospital, while three male candidates were hospitalized at the same facility, causing delays, with the starting time for them shifted to 10 am.
The female candidate hails from Cherangany sub county and schools at Botwa primary school while two male candidates hail from Kwanza sub county while
another one comes from Mt. Elgon Sub county, Bungoma County. The female candidate delivered without any challenges.
However, there were no notable challenges experienced in sub counties in Trans Nzoia. According to Stephen Kalenda, the education director in charge of the exams, the government has set up measures to ensure the whole exam process goes on well.
He added that plans have been made to make sure transportation logistics and ferrying of exam material isn’t hindered, and calming the fears that flooding and heavy rainfall may cause problems, especially in parts of Namanjala in Kwanza sub county and Machungwa in Kiminini sub county.
He urged all candidates to desist from engaging in any activities that are against the exam regulations, claiming he doesn’t expect any cases of exam cheating. Trans Nzoia County has a total number of 27,146 KCPE candidates,13,496 boys and 13,650 girls. There are 565 exam centres across the County.