• All candidates have been assured of space in universities and technical colleges across the country.
• Education PS Belio Kipsang expressed his confidence to students saying that they will perform well without any pressure from parents and teachers.
The KCSE candidates who are involved in cheating will not get their results, Education CS George Magoha has said.
This follows reports that some parents in Migori, Kisii and Homa Bay have collected massive money to pay examination officers to aide in cheating.
Magoha said those behind the scheme have identified the supervisor to be paid Sh120,000, invigilator Sh60,000 and security officer Sh40,000.
He, however, warned that they taken action and those in exam malpractice will face the full force of the law.
Magoha told the candidates not to allow anybody to engage them into irregularities.
"You should not be cheated by adults who are not intelligent. Never say that you were not warned," the CS said.
He told the students to resist "help from hell" instead from Heaven.
Magoha said that it was regrettable that some parents collect massive amount of money to pay for exams.
"I thought we've moved away from this kind of acts. Stern action will be taken," he added.
He was speaking in Kisumu on Monday where be supervised the opening of the exam container for distribution.
"In same cases, they have identify homes next to examination centres to carry out malpractice," Magoha said.
Magoha said that majority of the country are ready for exams.
Candidates have started their papers with English (Functional Skills) and English (Comprehension, Literary Appreciation & Grammar) at 10:30 in the morning.
They will tackle Mathematics paper 1 on Tuesday and later on Chemistry paper 1.
He said the government has helicopters on stand by for ferrying exams to Turkana, Tana River, Mandera, Garissa, Moyale, Marsabit and Wajir.
"Other issues will be dealt with later. The cases where some students were unruly and are taking exams as day scholars," Magoha said.
Speaking in Mombasa, Education PS Belio Kipsang said all candidates will have an opportunity to move to the next level.
"We have adequate technical training colleges and universities. We have adequate space to take care of them," Kipsang said.
He expressed his confidence to students saying that they will perform well without any pressure from parents and teachers.
"Let's give them an opportunity to do their best. Let's not put them under pressure to give what they cannot," he said.