Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Tuesday, October 29, visited a school in Nakuru where he lead the students in prayer before they sat for their first paper.
Matiang'i personally encouraged the KCPE candidates at Gilgil DBE and Gilgil Garrison Primary Schools and wished them the best.
He interacted with a number of students while assuring that the examination papers had been well secured.
Matiang'i reiterated his advice to the students to conduct themselves in a decent manner during the examination period and encouraged them to do their very best.
Earlier in the day, he supervised the opening of an exam container at the Gilgil DCC's office.
"Security for the exam and those engaged have been effectively deployed," he stated.
As the students prepared to sit for their first paper, leaders and Kenyans alike took time to send their wishes to the students.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto sent their messages of encouragement to KCPE candidates ahead of the national exam.
Uhuru advised the students to take on the examinations head-on stating, "As I always tell you, remember that examinations are not the end but rather a step towards the dreams and aspirations you all have for your future."
On his part, DP Ruto wrote, "You have worked hard for eight years to get this far; your effort blended with preparation, diligence, sacrifice, zeal and consistent learning is about to pay off. Give it your best shot for the future of Kenya depends on your creativity and commitment."
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