Lamu, KENYA: Security has been heightened in Lamu County as this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams commence.
The county administration has confirmed stringent measures have been instituted to ensure the exams proceed without qualms.
Speaking moments after exam parcels had been issued to high school principals on Monday morning Deputy county commissioner Stephen Sangolo adequate security personnel had been deployed to guard all examination centers.
Sangolo said measures had also been taken to ensure there is no exam cheating and assured that the exam storage containers are under heavy armed security and keen surveillance.
Sangolo also sounded a strong warning to all those planning to engage in exam irregularities, saying they will be apprehended and charged in court.
“By 5am, all the school principals had already lined up at the exam collection centre to receive their papers. We started the distribution exercise at exactly 5.30am and by 6.30 am, we were through.No leakages. We have done our best to ensure the exam is safely protected after receiving it on Sunday.” Said Sangolo.
He added that security has been beefed up in the entire Lamu and that for those who will try to cheat during exams; shall be apprehended and prosecuted for aiding a crime.
A total of 1,275 form four candidates are sitting this year’s KCSE exams in 24 centres in Lamu County.