One of the two candidates who topped the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination, Rawlings Odhiambo of Kakamega Hill School, was hosted by Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya who announced a one-year full secondary school scholarship for him.
Odhiambo, who shared the top position with Olive Mwea of Riara School, Nairobi, by scoring 453 marks out of possible 500, had met the governor with other top performers at county headquarters.
Oparanya said his administration will pay school fees for the candidate and cater for his shopping. Odhiambo said that although he expected to perform well, he did not expect to pass the 450 mark.
“I’m happy with the results. With hard work, discipline and devotion to God, everything is possible,” he said. His father, Donald Otieno, attributed his son’s success to hard work, closer monitoring and evaluation of his progress through a collaboration with teachers.