KCSE 2017 fever continues and as per the usual we have pregnant and inmate candidates.Security has also been an issue affecting candidates of late.

A candidate in Busia County was forced to sit the Maths paper 1 examination on her maternity bed, having gone into labour.

The 20-year-old St Monica Butunyi Mixed School girl was rushed to Khunyangu Hospital in Butula on Monday morning, a few minutes before the start of the exams.

The student was in her first stages of labour.

In Tharaka-Nithi, a candidate is sitting her examination at Chogoria Mission Hospital after she gave birth six days ago.

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In Nyandarua, Narok and Samburu counties, the tests started amid tight security. Only authorised persons were allowed into the exam centres.

Security officials and exam supervisors said they were under strict instructions not to allow anyone into the compound apart from those cleared by the ministry.

In Nakuru, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru’s ministry was working with his Education and Interior colleagues to ensure the exams were credible.


At Naivasha Maximum Security Prison Education Institute, the principal, Bonaventure Mukhwana Mutali, was among the 22 inmates sitting the exam.

The 58-year-old institution head said he wanted to experience the challenge of sitting an examination together with his students.

Deputy principals who sought to pick up the examination materials on behalf of their principals,were turned away. The examinations council rules were categorical that only school heads could do so.

We definitely wish all the candidates the best of luck in their remaining papers!