He went on to urged the candidates to do their best in the examination and to “make an effort and pray to God and He will reward you.”
“On every step walk with Christ," he said, urging the candidates to practice integrity during the month-long exams. He added, "Honesty always pays and God will reward you."
Addressing himself to the parents of the candidates, Archbishop Muheria urged them to continue praying and supporting their children.
“Dear parents to the children who are doing exams, pray for them. Continue to be their educators and supporters," he said, and added, "Make sure that you keep their dreams awake; a dream not for one and wealth, but a dream for goodness and service."
“Let the great dream they have be accomplished. Pray for them and accompany them," the Archbishop of Nyeri told parents.
Archbishop Muheria’s message comes amid reports of examination malpractices since KCSE started on March 14.
A man was arrested for allegedly sitting a KCSE exam for his 42-year-old father at a school in the Western Kenya on March 14.
On March 18, 42 students, two teachers, two laboratory technicians, the supervisor and five invigilators were taken to Siaya police station to record a statement after it was discovered that they had a leakage of the Chemistry practical paper that had been administered the same day.
Kenya's Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education, Professor George Magoha issued a tough warning to candidates and teachers who are caught cheating in the examinations.
Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with passion in Church communication. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.