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Vigilance as KCSE exams start

Increased vigilance marked the start of this year’s KCSE examinations across secondary schools in Nairobi.

A spot check by Nairobi News reveled that invigilators conducted body searches on the students before allowing them to the examination rooms.

Invigilators Elizabeth Jamal and Esther Chenge, both stationed at Jamuhuri high school, said the Ministry of Education has this year set tough rules that candidates must adhere to.

“Unlike other years when students were allowed to break for three hours, this time students are only allowed to break for thirty Minutes to limit any chances of cheating and exam leakages,” said Ms Chenge.


There were however no reported incidents of logistical hitches across the county.

Starehe Boys Centre saw 203 candidates sit for their KCSE this year.

According to the Principle Mr Paul Mugo, the examination started off well. English paper one started in time at 8:00 am and ended at 10:00.

At Jamuhuri High school, the exams started 44 minutes past the stipulated 8:00 am which Principle David Kilonzo attributed to minor delays.

“We have ensured that our students do not have mobile phones or any writing material before they get into the exam room” he said.

Check at Pangani girls, State House girls and Kenya high school also showed the exams to progress well.

Around 450,000 candidates are expected to sit for the exams across the country.