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Here’s Why 25 Counties Are Urgently Facing Serious Security Concerns

Preparations for the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is being affected by fears of insecurity in at least 25 counties in the country, most of them from Western Kenya.

The 2017 KCPE exams will commence on Tuesday, October 31.

A total of 1,003,556 candidates will sit the KCPE exams while 615,773 will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) which formally kicks off on November 3.

The preparations have been affected by the election chaos experienced before, during and after the repeat election on Thursday, October 26.

Most counties in Western Kenya experienced a spate of violence, with police engaging in battles with National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters who were against the repeat election.

NASA leader Raila Odinga boycotted the election and urged his supporters to remain indoors on election day.

A number of residents especially in Luo Nyanza counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Migori have been protesting the repeat election, with IEBC forced to call off the election in the counties.

25 counties facing serious security concerns as KCPE begins

A KCPE candidate, Titus Owuor, is recuperating at the Homa Bay Referral Hospital after he was shot on the chest by police.

The bullet is still lodged in the chest and is expected to sit his exams from the hospital bed.

As reported, a KCSE candidate, Michael Okoth, was shot dead during NASA anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu.

OKoth was a candidate at Vihiga Boys High School and had been sent home to collect fees arrears.

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