Four candidates sitting for the Kenya Primary Schools Educational Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations have given birth in Kajiado County.
A fourteen-year-old Grade 6 pupil from Ilbissil Boarding Primary School gave birth Tuesday afternoon at the IlBissil Health Centre while a Class 8 candidate from the same school gave birth in the evening at the same hospital.
A Class 8 candidate from Oiti Primary school in Lorngosua also gave birth at Il Bissil Health Centre Tuesday evening while another class 8 candidate from Loitokitok is also reported to have given birth Monday shortly after sitting for the Mathematics paper.
The four candidates gave birth without any complications and are expected to continue their remaining papers at their hospital beds.
According to County Commissioner Harun Kamau, a total of 124 candidates will be sitting for this year’s examinations while pregnant.
Kamau noted that all systems have been put in place to ensure that the pregnant candidates are attended fast in case of any emergencies during the examinations.
Among the 124 pregnant candidates are 10 Grade 6 pupils, 28 class 8 candidates and 86 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
A total of 26,865 candidates in 931 centers are sitting the KPSEA exams in Kajiado County while 25,028 candidates are sitting for the KCPE exams across 672 centers.
The examinations which commenced on November 28th will end on November 30th 2022.
By Rop Janet