Surprise as MPs from Western and Rift Valley among the students sitting for KCSE

The Ministry of Education and KNEC officials may have managed to get a hold of cheating and various other examination irregularities but the national exams still get a daily dose of drama.

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This time round it is the revelation that Members of Parliament are among those sitting for the exams.

While currently there is no law on educational requirements for one to be an MP, there are plans by IEBC and several other stake-holders to push through a law requiring one to have a minimum of a university degree to view for the post.

It seems a number of them are taking up the challenge. In the North Rift four MPs are among those registered to have sit for the KCSE exams.

The MPs however are not just from the region but are drawn all over the western and Rift Valley region. According to the Star newspaper two MPs from Baringo County, another from Uasin Gishu and another from Bungoma County have registered with a private center Acacia Adult Education School.

The director of the center revealed that four legislators were among those registered for the exams although he declined to provide their names given their status.

He however revealed to the newspaper the elaborate plans that had seen the four MPs provided special measures while sitting for their papers for the sake of their privacy.

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