Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Tuesday fulfilled his promise after the announcement of the 2019 KCPE results.
Sonko, was true to his word when he stated that he would reward Gituku Kirungu Simon from Makadara Rehabilitation Center after successfully passing the national examinations.
Through his wife, Primrose Mbuvi, the Nairobi county boss threw a party in honour of Gituku who is a former street boy.
Gituku together with other kids from the children’s home, were treated to three huge cakes accompanied by drinks and other goodies brought by the county’s first lady.
To the delight of the candidate, he was joined in the cutting of one of the cakes by Sonko’s wife, a gesture that he took time to revel in.
Primrose who was the MC for the event, took the opportunity to introduce her two sons who had accompanied her to the celebrations.
“Let me introduce you to my sons, Here with me is Gift Osinya who is in Lenana High School. He is such a hardworking boy,” Sonko’s wife noted.
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Nairobi City First Lady @primrose_mbuvi joined students and teachers from Makadara Rehabilitation Center to celebrate great perfomance by a candidate in the school in the KCPE exams. Simon Kirungo Gituku has scored 410 marks to make it among top ten students nationally. Congratulations to all other candidates for their exemplary performance.
At Makadara Rehabilitation Center to celebrate great perfomance by a candidate in the school in the KCPE exams.
Posted by Mike Sonko. on Monday, 18 November 2019
The ex-street child scored an incredible 410 marks after being rescued two years ago by the Nairobi City Inspectorate.
The 16-year-old’s achievement was such a huge thing for the children at the facility who expressed their joy through using drums during the glorious moment after the results were announced.
Gituku noted that his efforts were made possible through hard work and faith in God.
In addition, he asserted that he wishes to be a pilot once he completes his higher education.
Despite the excitement. Education CS George Magoha revealed that the number of students attaining the 400 marks and above had dropped in comparison to that of 2018.
Magoha highlighted that in 2019, 9770 pupils attained the range in comparison to 11,559 in 2018 which is a 15.4 per cent decrease.
The CS attributed the decline to poor performances in Mathematics and Science.
The numbers, however, are considered to be a positive thing as they will ease the scramble for admission to top national schools.
Candidates who got 400 and above, are automatically assured a place in the coveted schools in the country.