Security has been intensified in cattle rustling prone areas of the north rift as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination begins on Monday.Particularly in Kerio Valley heavy presence of police has been witnessed as students from the region are set to sit for their exams.

The insecurity in Kerio Valley has left the area volatile but a narrative the government is determined to change and security has been deployed in Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo border.

The heavy armed police patrol gives a sense of assurance to students who are about to seat for their final exams.

In Baringo, a section of the students have every reason to smile as they were given a second chance to seat for the examinations.

Among the group are 66 candidates who had dropped out of school due to cattle rustling among other retrogressive practices.

Parents have also been asked to support their children education by sending them to school

Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will not entertain cheating during the KCSE examinations.

More than 500,000 candidates countrywide will be seating for KCPE examinations.