Tharaka Nithi: KCPE Candidate Gives Birth Shortly Before Maths Paper

A Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) candidate in Tharaka Constituency, Tharaka Nithi County, has given birth.

The candidate gave birth to her child at Marimanti Hospital on Monday morning before beginning the Mathematics paper.

According to Salecio Maringe, Area Education Director, the candidate will continue to write her exam from the hospital.

She is one of 2,147 KCPE candidates sitting for exams in Tharaka North sub-county.

The national exams began on Monday morning, with over 2.5 million candidates taking the KCPE and KPSEA exams across the country.

On Monday, education officials and Cabinet Secretaries braved the cold to witness the opening of exam containers and the distribution of materials across the country.