Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has affirmed that all exam candidates will sit for their exams countrywide and that security will be duly availed. Speaking at the Kenya School of Government on Monday, CS Matiang’i said the areas where insecurity is rife are under the Ministry’s watch and that the national government administration team in Narok, Naruku and Bomet have been clearly briefed on the schools affected by clashes, and that the required alignment and reorganization has been done. “I assure you that we’ll provide security to all our children…This is one of the moments when as a responsible public servant I can look you in the face and Kenyans in the face and tell them each of our children will sit for the exams…they won’t be interrupted,” he said.
The Interior CS assured the Education Ministry counterparts that they’ll fully support them during the exam period, adding that no one in the Interior Ministry will be allowed to go on leave till the exam period ends, especially the field teams. “My diary has been cleaned from the 29th of October to 29th November…I will be at the containers with you and other people. I’ve never had a problem waking up at 3:00 in the morning in the service of my country, as long as it’s within the boundaries of Kenya we’ll go everywhere.”
He said they are focused on eliminating exam malpractices and those perpetrating the acts in the country. The CS said he had a meeting with the Inspector General of police and some arrests will be made, “We won’t be merciful on this case, anything that interrupts the lives of our children strikes at the core of our future and growth as a country.”