A Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate was stabbed in the head while she was on her way to school on Tuesday morning.
Police are looking for the assailant who attacked the Standard Eight pupil Iruri Primary School in Maara, Tharaka-Nithi County.
Maara OCPD Johnston Kabusia said the girl who was given medical attention and later sat for the Mathematics paper.
“The girl was given first aid and joined other candidates for the exam though she is in pain,” Mr Kabusia said.
The police boss urged parents accompany the candidates to school and back home to avoid such incidences.
“As police give security, I urge parents to also make sure their children are safe on their way to and from school,” he said.