13 November 2017

Kenya: KCSE Delayed in Kitui as Raging Floods Sweep Exam Vehicle

The ongoing KCSE exams in four schools in Kitui County were delayed Monday after the vehicle transporting the test papers was swept away by water as it crossed a swollen River Karura in Mwingi Central.

A secondary school principal and the driver escaped unhurt in the morning incident after the Land Rover vehicle they were using was overpowered by the swollen river in the morning.

The Math and Biology exam papers which were also submerged in the raging floods were rescued by good Samaritans.

Kitui County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich confirmed the incident saying that a rescue team was quickly mobilised to ensure the exams were safely delivered to the schools.

Mr Cherutich also said the principal and other invigilators were given alternative means of transport to their work stations.

Area MCA James Musyoka said a similar incident last year forced authorities to airlift exams using a helicopter and urged the government to build a permanent raised bridge across the river.

Kenya

Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta's Re-Election

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision, dismissed the petitions challenging the validity of the October 26… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.