Redcross traces candidates
14 November 2012, 12:56
Red Cross Society of Kenya has embarked on an exercise aimed at tracing and ferrying internally displaced class eight candidates in Tana Delta to Tarasaa primary school where they will sit for their exams.
The Red cross society will be transporting all candidates from different areas of the Coast region to the school at their cost in a bid to ensure that no student misses KCPE exams.
Malindi and Magarini district Red Cross Coordinator Musa Hassan Musa said that some of the candidates who had fled to Mombasa, Kwale, Lamu, Malindi, Kilifi and Magarini districts will be freely transported to Tarasaa primary school.
He confirmed that 95 KCPE candidates had fled away from for safety.
"In Malindi and Magarini district we have been able to trace 60 KCPE candidates while 35 others from Mombasa we assembled them already at Tarasaa primary school on Tuesday from Mombasa," he noted.
Musa said that Red cross will cater for transport, shelter, food and tuition fees for the candidates until they write their final exams.
They will also provide school uniforms for those who are in need.
The exercise Musa said kicked off on Monday and will continue until all candidates are traced to ensure that there is no single candidate miss his or her final exam due to the clash which rocked the region two months ago.
He assured the candidates who will be camping at the school of security, emphasizing that no parent should be worried about the security issues of his or her child.
"We urge parents wherever they are to release their children who are supposed to sit for their final exams to join their colleagues," he appealed.
The Red Cross officer called on Coast residents who might have come across Tana River KCPE candidates to report to nearby Red Cross offices for assistance.
This takes place as KCSE candidates continue with their exams.
Over 20 000 locals fled away from their homes due to the tribal skirmishes that claimed lives of over 100 people including children, women and the elderly.
Currently, General Service Unit officers have united with the regular police to patrol the region day and night following the 6:00 pm to dawn curfew imposed by president Mwai Kibaki after the massacre that claimed 39 people at Kilelengwani.
The judicial commission probing Tana River chaos has moved from Tana Delta district to Tana River North and Tana River district where they are interrogating locals and government officers on the same to unearth the truth of the matter.
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