KCPE candidate sits exam in hospital after going into labour before kick off


KCPE candidate sits exam in hospital after going into labour before kick off
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In Summary

  • Naomi Khamala, 17, was rushed to Lugulu Mission Hospital on Tuesday morning by relatives after developing stomach pains.
  • According to a medical officer at the hospital, Allan Manyonyi, the Mulachi Primary School candidate safely gave birth to a baby boy and both of them are currently in good condition.
  • He said the baby had been placed in a special room while the mother was provided with a room to sit her exams under the surveillance of a security officer and an invigilator.

A Class Eight candidate from Mikuva Village in Webuye East Constituency, Bungoma County, on Tuesday sat her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination in hospital after going into labour a few minutes to kick off.

Naomi Khamala, 17, was rushed to Lugulu Mission Hospital on Tuesday morning by relatives after developing labour pains.

According to a medical officer at the hospital, Allan Manyonyi, the Mulachi Primary School candidate safely gave birth to a baby boy and both of them are currently in good condition.

He said the baby had been placed in a special room while the mother was provided with a room to sit her exams under the surveillance of a security officer and an invigilator.

Naomi’s mother, Linet Khamala said she did not know her daughter was in labour and only thought she was suffering from malaria.

“I am happy for this blessing and am appealing to well wishers to assist me raise funds to take care of my grandson. I am only a farmer who does casual jobs on people’s farms,” she said.

A total of 45,905 students are expected to sit for this year’s KCPE exams in Bungoma County.

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