A police officer guarding the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) has been killed, and his colleague sustained serious injuries.
The incident occurred as the officers were escorting KCSE exam papers to Mahero Secondary School in Alego Usonga sub-county, Siaya County on Monday morning
According to a police officer familiar the incident, the victims, along with a supervisor, were attacked by unidentified individuals shortly after alighting from the bus that ferried them from Siaya County headquarters.
They officers had to alight a few meters away from the school due to the poor condition of the road, preventing the bus from reaching its destination.
The cop revealed that the attackers, armed with crude weapons, confronted the police officers, resulting in the death of one officer and severe injuries to the other.
The teachers accompanying them reportedly managed to evade the attack and sought refuge in a nearby homestead.
The assailants reportedly seized the officers’ firearms before fleeing the scene.
Security personnel promptly arrived at the location, transporting the injured officer to Siaya County Referral Hospital for treatment, while the deceased was taken to the facility’s morgue.
Currently, the Siaya County security team are on with investigations into the incident
The national exams season is coming to an end as Form Four candidates are in the last week of their KCSE exams.
On Monday, candidates are scheduled to take Geography Paper 1 and Physics Paper 1.
Tuesday will see the learners tackling Business Studies Paper 1 and Agriculture Paper 1.
Geography Paper 2 and Physics Paper 2 are slated for Wednesday.
Thursday’s agenda includes Business Paper 2 and Agriculture Paper 2 for the candidates.
The week ends on Friday with candidates sitting for the Physics practical paper, marking the conclusion of the KCSE 2023 examination.