‘I want to be an automotive engineer,’ KCPE top candidate Andy Munyiri speaks


'I want to be an automotive engineer,’ KCPE top candidate Andy Munyiri speaks
Andy Michael Munyiri, the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) top performer. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Munyiri, who scored 440 out of the possible 500 marks, revealed that he wishes to become an automotive engineer in future.
  • Munyiri added that he expected to perform well in the examinations but did not know he would be the country's number one.

Andy Michael Munyiri, the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) top performer, has now opened up on his career dreams and aspirations.

Munyiri, who scored 440 out of the possible 500 marks, revealed that he wishes to become an automotive engineer in future.

Speaking while addressing the press on Monday after Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha announced him as the lead performer, Munyiri added that he expected to perform well in the examinations but did not know he would be the country’s number one.

“I never even expected that I would top in the whole country. I was excited when I heard that the results would be released,” he said.

The teenager gave credit to his teachers saying they were responsible for his stellar performance due to the preparation they took him through before the examination.

He also cited the support from his extended family members, especially his parents – whom he also referenced as his greatest source of inspiration – as being instrumental in the feat.

“I think it was the support from my family that made me keep on working hard. Whenever I didn’t get the marks I expected in class, I would still kept pushing harder so that I reach my goal,” he stated.

“I’d like to be an automotive engineer; I’d like to deal with cars, especially the car engines.”

Munyiri further stated: “My dad is an insurance marketer so the hard work he puts to support his family inspires me most. As well as my mum, I give thanks to both of them for all they have done for me.”

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