The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has deployed two choppers to distribute Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exam papers in four sub-counties in Garissa County.
The exam papers had to be flown to the areas due to impassable roads accessioned by the floods from the recent rains.
Addressing the press after witnessing the opening of the examination container, County commissioner Boaz Cherutich said that the choppers will also be used to deliver the examination papers to insecurity prone sub-counties bordering Somalia.
The affected sub-counties are Balambala, Liboi, Fafi, Hulugho and Bodhai.
Cherutich assured the centre managers, supervisors, and candidates that all the 204 KCPE and 260 KPSEA examination centres across the county will be secured during the examination period.
In Garissa, a total of 8,994 candidates (5,239 boys and 3,755 girls) are sitting for the KPSEA while a total of 9,477 candidates (5,555 boys and 3,892 girls) are sitting for the KCPE exams.
Nationally, a total of 2.5 million candidates, 1,244,188 (KCPE) and 1,287,597 (KPSEA) are sitting for their examination.