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Transportation of exam material face hitches 

Transportation of the on-going KCSE papers was a challenge in the Elgeyo Marakwet County following heavy rains which have rendered some roads in the Kerio escarpment impassable.

It took intervention of police, the county commissioner’s office and the governor to ferry the papers by providing powerful vehicles to enable the exams reach the centres on time.

According to County Director of Education (CDE) Joseph Wamocho, the department has at its disposal government vehicles but some were unable to navigate the difficult terrain.

The director said Keiyo South and Marakwet East sub counties were the most affected especially in the escarpment where in some places exam officials were forced to use power saws to cut trees which had fallen blocking the roads.

Meanwhile a 16 year old girl was forced to sit the English paper at the Iten county referral hospital after she developed labour pains as they waited for the paper.

Wamocho however, said the student from Uswo mixed day delivered safely and was able to continue with the rest of the papers with her colleagues Tuesday.

A total of 7,911 candidates are sitting the exam in the county in 117 centres.

By Alice Wanjiru

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