Candidate threatens suicide after name misses from list

Written By: KBC Reporter

Students gearing up to sit for their KCPE paper

A class eight pupil in Migori Monday morning threatened to commit suicide after his name was missing from the list of candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams.

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Emmanuel Odhiambo was a pupil at Break Through Academy, a private school, but was registered to sit his examinations at St. Joseph Ombo Primary, a public school.

He realized his name was missing when he joined 20 of his colleagues who were also registered at the public-school during Monday rehearsal.

The distraught Odhiambo said despite being assured that he will be able to sit for his exam come despite his name missing, he was shocked when he was locked out and never given an index number since.

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His mother, Teresa Otieno, expressed fears of losing his son saying he has been prepared since he has been performing well in school.

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Meanwhile, two candidates in Mandera County will not sit for their National Examinations in Primary School, KCPE, which started on Tuesday morning.

One of the students died Monday and another one fled to neighbouring Bulla Hawa town in Somalia for fear of the exams

In addition, two previously blockaded schools in Baringo will finally administer national exams after years of community conflicts that led to their closure.

Mukutani and Kapindasum Primary Schools in Baringo South had been forced to shut down for three years putting into jeopardy the future of pupils who could not sit for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations.

Those displaced by the conflicts were forced to reside at a temporary camp.

In Kilifi County, sub-countiesmore than 400 candidates were evacuated from Kauma and Ganze, to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination in safe zones after their schools were submerged by floods.

Kilifi County Director of Education, Eunice Khaemba, confirmed that 15 schools were affected by the flash floods including 10 in Ganze and five in Kauma.

She said those in Ganze were evacuated to Vitengeni boarding school.

Ganze MP, Teddy Mwambire, and the Kenya Red Cross Society are supporting the candidates with food and non-food items during this examination period.

Finally, a 15-year-old pupil from Lomayana Primary School, Baringo South has given birth to a baby boy Tuesday morning before sitting for her mathematics Paper in Baringo referral Hospital.

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She will sit for her remaining papers in the hospital.

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