In Baringo County, candidates from Kapindasum Primary School are taking their important Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams with strong security measures in place.
The national exams began on Monday, and a group of officers from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) surrounded the school inside and out.
These officers were determined to ensure everything went smoothly.
They even used a drone to keep an eye on the hills and bushes around the school, while other officers thoroughly checked the nearby areas.
Exam papers were delivered to the school in a police APC vehicle, and another APC was stationed at the school gate.
When the vehicle arrived, the students cheered and celebrated.
Despite the challenges, the pupils sang a victory song to express their determination.
The school had been closed for more than three years since 2019, only reopening in February 2023 after a directive from the President to reopen all schools that had been closed due to security concerns.
However, just last week, an unfortunate event occurred when bandits attacked the school and a nearby GSU camp.
The attack went on for more than six hours, which led to the current security efforts by the KDF.
Baringo County Commissioner Sangolo Kutwa and other members of the security team visited the school.
They made sure that every exam center had at least two policemen guarding it, and schools in areas with security issues received extra protection to leave nothing to chance.
Kapindasum Primary School has 198 KCPE candidates, and in Baringo County, there are a total of 17,000 KCPE candidates.