There was confusion at Machakos high school after over 700 examiners who participated in a two-day protest over the pay in marking the KCSE exam were ordered to leave the station. 

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A report by the Daily Nation indicates the examiners were unhappy with the pay stating that the amount they were being paid was less than what they demanded

The examiners also complained of a poor working condition revealing that the situation had forced them to sleep on the floor. 

It is said that the examiners were on Monday ordered by the exam manager to leave the examination centre if they were unhappy with the little pay they are given.  

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) through its Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo however later said that they had sort out the issue with the examiners and everything was in order

“We have talked and resolved the issue that had paralyzed the exercise since Monday,” said Dr Karogo.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Secretary-General Akelo Misori also defended the examiners saying that they deserve a good payment from KNEC just like other teachers marking the exams.

Marking of KCSE exams started on Saturday with a total 26,597 teachers deployed at 20 stations in Nairobi and its environment.

On November 22, the education CS George Magoha said that they are expecting the 2019 KCSE exam to be out before Christmas.