Gunmen storm Wajir School during KCSE exams

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By NJ Correspondent:

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Students celebrating previous KCSE examination results. It is the first time an examination center comes under attack in North Eastern Kenya.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations were today briefly interrupted at Abaqorey High School in Wajir South after armed gunmen forced their way into the institution and opened fire at the candidates just a few minutes after they had started their History paper.

Confirming the incident, Habaswein police boss Caleb Wesa revealed that no student was injured during the incident and a resultant shootout as police guarding the school fought off the attackers.

“It was around 11am when they began shooting. We are yet to establish the motive behind the attack but we are investigating the matter,” Wesa told the media.

He said police were pursuing the attackers.

According to police, students scampered for safety after they heard gunshots before the assailants fled into a nearby bush.

Teachers counselled the students before they were moved to a nearby primary school where they sat for the paper under heavy security.

 

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