Security has been beefed up in Trans Nzoia county as KCPE Exams commenced today with the public being asked to keep off education centers.
Speaking today at Kitale school when he toured to inspect how examins are being carried out,Trans Nzoia county commissioner Sam Ojwang said all the necessary security agencies are in top gear to make sure the examination is successful.
He warned politicians to desist from making noise as well as holding rallies around schools during this examination period stating that dire consequences will be met against those who will be found flouting laws as they will be arrested with their equipment confiscated.
He however cautioned cartels who in the past had behavior of roaming around the school purporting to have examination materials for sale to parents and students that action will be taken against them calling upon parents not to be lured into purchasing examination materials from unscrupulous cartels.
Trans Nzoia county has a total of 32,353 registered KCPE candidates; 16,220 boys and 16,133 girls with 498 centers where education stakeholders are impressed of as the gap between girls and boys is close as compared to previous years.