KDRTV-A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate gave birth to twins in Likuyani sub-county and named one of them after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. She becomes the third candidate to deliver safely while sitting exams in Kakamega County and the second in Likuyani constituency.
The young mother had barely sat for 20 minutes in examination room at Vinyenya Secondary School when she went into labour, forcing invigilators and the school principal to make arrangements for her to be rushed to nearby Mabusi Health Centre.
“Her bundle of joy came in an interval of 30 minutes and we thank God because the delivery process was successful,” said Likuyani Sub-County Education Officer David Esemere. He said the candidate went on with her CRE Paper 1 examination from her hospital bed after the safe delivery.
Last paper READ MORE Education CS says stringent exam regulations will extend to marking Seven teachers charged with exam cheating Why we should make education affordable The official said the girl would sit her last paper after a four-day break.
“We expect her to take a rest waiting for her final paper but obviously her grades are likely to drop because of the interruption,” said Mr Esemere. Her mother Florence Wanyonyi said they decided to name one of her grandsons after Mr Matiang’i because of the exemplary work the CS had done in curbing cheating in national examinations.
Other two candidates, one from St Boniface Mbagara Secondary School in Lugari and another one from Likuyani, were forced to sit part of their examinations from hospital after giving birth.
Elsewhere, a KCSE examination invigilator was attacked by goons armed with crude weapons in Lugari. Derick Magui said the attackers accosted him at around 3pm yesterday. He is an invigilator at St Immaculate Heart Secondary School.