The leading student in this year’s KCSE Irene Juliet Otieno from, Pangani girls high school wants to be an Aeronautical Engineer in the results released on Friday.
Otieno, who hails from Rongo Sub County in Migori County, topped over 600,000 candidates to emerge the top with a mean score of 87.644.
“I knew I would perform well owing to my previous dedication but I never expected to emerge the best candidate nationally and pursue Aeronautical Engineering, my dream course,” said the 18 year old girl.
It was pomp and celebrations in the streets of Rongo after Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed released the exams, with jubilant friends and relatives milling the streets with chants of praises to the top achiever.
Her father Paul Were could not hide his joy upon receiving the news of her daughter’s stellar performance saying that Otieno’s achievement has made him a proud father.
” We were just in the house watching the results on TV and I jumped in joy when I heard the CS announce Otieno as the top candidate, in fact that was the most exciting moment in my life,” said Were.
Mel Christine of Alliance Girls also from Rongo was the sixth best student nationally with a mean of 84 points.
Mel’s Parents Marcus Odhiambo and Margret Ogolla were also elated upon discovering that their daughter had made it among the top students nationally.
Mr. Odhambo heaped praises on Mel on the good performance saying their efforts had been rewarded.
“We are happy that God has rewarded our efforts, Mel was an obedient girl who was always focused in her academic pursuits and always wanted to be a medical doctor upon completing her high school,” said the mother.
By Geoffrey Satia