HOLD DEMOS

KCSE examiners down their tools over unpaid allowances

Police officers had to be called in to calm the situation at Moi Girls in Nairobi.

In Summary

• For two days, the tutors held demonstrations around the institution demanding their dues.

• KCSE marking began in April and involved at least 27,284 markers distributed in about 40 national schools in the defunct eight regions.

Examiners protest over unpaid allowances in Moi Girls
Examiners protest over unpaid allowances in Moi Girls

Teachers marking Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams have down their tools over unpaid allowances.

The examiners at Moi Girls in Nairobi commenced their strike on Monday and were soon followed by their counterparts at State House Girls’ on Tuesday morning.

For two days, the tutors held demonstrations around the institution demanding their dues.

On Monday, police officers had to be called in to calm the situation at Moi Girls.

In a video, seen by the Star, the teachers chanted “bado mapambano" slogans demanding their pay.

KCSE marking began in April and involved at least 27,284 markers distributed in about 40 national schools in the defunct eight regions.

The increase in marking centres has been necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic to avoid rapid spread during the exercise.

The results will be out before schools reopen on May 10.

Some 752,891 candidates registered for the examination but it remains unconfirmed how many actually did the test.

In the recently released KCPE results, 12,424 candidates missed the test despite registration.