Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale says the integrity of national examinations must be protected as the national primary examinations kicked off.
He said all relevant arms of government are on the lookout for exam cheats whom he said will be dealt with accordingly.
The CS also appealed to the media to help protect the integrity of exams.
He was speaking at Kahawa Garrison Primary School in Nairobi when he witnessed the opening of examination papers for 165 KCPE and 172 KPSEA candidates respectively.
Duale said the integrity and safety of examinations is crucial for the country as it makes the learners competitive locally and internationally.
“The yearly National Examinations exercise is a crucial mark in the education journey of many learners. At this critical moment, the learners and administrators of the exams need our utmost support.” Duale said.
Adding that: “If there is one thing that should have integrity is examinations, all over the world. That is why we came here to make sure that all the exam papers were sealed,” and added that President William Ruto’s presence in Kikuyu Kiambu was an indication of how serious the government is about the process.
He also noted that this year’s exam marks the end of KCPE after 38 years as the country transforms to a new education system.