A KCSE candidate gave birth to twins in Likuyani sub-county in Kakamega and later named one of them after Education Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i. The candidate becomes the third among those sitting this year’s examinations to deliver safely 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.
It only took her doctors 30 minutes to deliver her a bundle of two handsome twins and she was allowed to continue with the CRE paper to completion. The daughter’s mother, Florence Wanyonyi said they had decided to name one of the twins after education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi for his exemplary work at the education ministry.
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.
CS Matiangi has received continued praise for his radical changes in the education ministry which have significantly reduced cases of cheating by students.