Interior CS Fred Matiangi on Tuesday tapped into a different side that most Kenyans are not accustomed to.
The fire breathing CS, has touched the hearts of KCPE candidates in Gilgil, Nakuru County as the national exercise starts.
Matiangi led the pupils of Gilgil Garrison Primary School in a word of prayer minutes before they sat for their first paper.
— Robin Njogu (@robinnjogu) October 29, 2019
The Interior CS earlier oversaw the opening of the container possessing the documents in preparation for the week long exercise.
During the procedure, he assured Kenyans that security was beefed up in all parts of the country.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the leaders who sent wishes to the candidates as they faced the final hurdle in the learning process.
Uhuru guaranteed the pupils that they had nothing to fear as everyone was supporting them throughout the assessment.
“As I always tell you, remember that examinations are not the end but rather a step towards the dreams and aspirations you all have for your future.
“All teachers, parents, guardians and by large all Kenyans are rooting for you in this phase of your lives,” read a part of the president’s message.
Deputy President William Ruto through a tweet, followed the footsteps of his colleague and promised the candidates that they were ready for the exercise.
“You have worked hard for eight years to get this far; your effort blended with preparation, diligence, sacrifice, zeal and consistent learning is about to pay off.
“Give it your best shot for the future of Kenya depends on your creativity and commitment,” read a section of the tweet.
You have worked hard for eight years to get this far; your effort blended with preparation, diligence, sacrifice, zeal and consistent learning is about to pay off. Give it your best shot for the future of Kenya depends on your creativity and commitment.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 29, 2019
Education CS George Magoha however took the devil’s advocate persona, through a stern warning to the candidates.
Magoha reiterated that action will be taken against those planning to cheat during the exam exercise
He further pointed out that there are areas in the country under close surveillance during the process.
Mombasa County |
CS Magoha: As per last year’s exam, there are ‘hotspots’ and the epicenter is Migori, Kisii and Homa Bay. We are not trying to scare the children but if you try, we shall catch you #KCPE2019#DayBreak@Zindzi_K
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 29, 2019
“As per last year’s exam, there are ‘hotspots’ and the epicenter is Migori, Kisii and Homa Bay.”
“We are not trying to scare the children but if you try, we shall catch you,” stated the Education CS.