Uhuru ministers threatens IEBC, organize elections before October

Uhuru Kenyatta with William Ruto

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has released this year’s national examination dates.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) will begin on October 23 with the oral tests while the written exam will take place between November 6 and 29, 2017. Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) candidates will sit their exams on November 1 and 2.

The rehearsals will be done on October 31.

The Education Minister also urged with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to set the repeat presidential election at least a week before October 17 to enable students have ample time to prepare for their examination.

Matiang’i said that if the IEBC is unable to consider the proposed dates, they would be able to reschedule the examination timetable.

However that would disrupt the Ministry of Education’s annual calendar and offset events such as release of the examination dates and placement of Form One students in 2018.

The Supreme Court had Friday nullified August 8 presidential election and ruled that IEBC will supervise fresh elections within 60 days (by November 1) following a petition filed by the National Super Alliance (NASA) challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.



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