Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday oversaw the distribution of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) Science paper at Ngong Forest Primary School in Nairobi.

The DP assured Kenyans that the government has put in place measures to ensure that all candidates sit for their papers.

“As has been reported, the government has ensured there is enough transport and we also have standby helicopters to ensure exams reach the candidates on time,” he said.

“There has been few challenges including transportation of examinations in some parts of country due to the ongoing rains but contingency arrangements have been made,” he added.

Dr Ruto was accompanied by Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang and the Kenya National Examination (KNEC) chief executive Mercy Karogo.

On Tuesday, almost the entire Cabinet abandoned its policy formulation role to oversee dispatch of exam papers across the country.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha was in Mombasa, Najib Balala of Tourism in the capital Nairobi, Transport CS James Macharia (Murang’a), Public Service CS Margaret Kobia (Meru), Interior CS Fred Matiang’i (Nakuru) while his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru was in Nyeri.

Besides Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries and chief administrative officers also abandoned their offices to open exam containers that act as stores.


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