Elections MUST be held before OCTOBER 17 – FRED MATIANGI tells IEBC

Monday September 4, 2017-Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to hold fresh presidential election before October 17 to allow national examinations to start as scheduled.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) are scheduled to start on October 30 and November 30 respectively and Matiangi has assured all stakeholders that all preparations are ready.

 He said he has written to the IEBC requesting them to hold elections before October 17 to avoid rescheduling national exams.

“We urge IEBC to conduct polls earlier so that elections will not disrupt the third term school program which will in turn affect the psychology of candidates and [cause] unnecessary anxiety,” Matiangi said.

 On his part, KNEC Chairman Prof. George Magoha warned that politics should not lead to the postponement national examinations.


  1. postpone or bring exams forward whichever way exams are already affected even by the current political mood so either do them early or after elections definetely not as scheduled given the huge task of preparations for a clean election

  2. I strongly support Dr. Matiangi and Prof Magoha. Politics should not affect the future of our children. And all this is because of Raila who cares less about this country. I am very sure if he won't win in the repeat elections, he still refuse the results and call on Luos to go on mass action.

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