Senate threatens to stop KCSE over insecurity

Senate threatens to stop KCSE over insecurity

Senate Committee on Education has threatened to stop this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Exams (KCSE) over insecurity in North Eastern Kenya.

The Senators noted that they will file a petition at the court to stop the exams from taking place if security is not improved in Northern Kenya.

The decision was reached after Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his Education counterpart Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi failed to appear before the committee to respond to questions on the state of security in the region and in institutions of higher learning.

Several cases of terrorism in Northern Kenyan have led to a mass exodus of ‘non-residents’ living in the area.

Last year, teachers from Mandera vowed not to return to the county after terrorists attacked a bus enroute to Nairobi killing 28 passengers, mostly teachers who were leaving for the December holiday.

The attack was followed by another hit on Garissa University College in April where terrorists killed 148 students and left scores injured.

Despite government assurance that security will be beefed up in the region, cases of terror attack have persisted in the region with the latest being an attack on a quarry last week that left 14 people dead.

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