Candidates sitting KCPE exams forced to abandon test as heavy gunfire erupts  in Baringo

Candidates sitting KCPE exams forced to abandon test as heavy gunfire erupts in Baringo

BY SOURCES,NAIROBI,7TH MARCH,2022-Candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams in two different schools were on Monday, March 7,  forced to abandon the national test after gunmen launched attacks near the examination centres.

A group of armed bandits launched attacks in Kapkusum in Muchongoi, Baringo County.

The exchange of fire between the gunmen and security forces was still ongoing at the time of publishing this story. However, no casualties were recorded in the schools.

The attack comes despite an assurance from the Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha and the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mohammed Maalim assured that security would be beefed up in the areas.

On Sunday, the Rift Valley Commissioner announced that the state would give KCPE candidates in  Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, and Baringo Counties, food and accommodation during the three-day examination period

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