The top candidate in 2017 KCPE exams Goldalyn Kakuya of St Anne Junior Lubao in Kakamega. She scored 455 out 500 marks. PHOTO | BENSON AMADALA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
KCPE 2017: Goldalyn Kakuya beats odds to emerge the top
Goldalyn Kakuya of St Anne Junior Lubao in Kakamega County has emerged the top candidate in the 2017 Standard 8 national exams.
Kakuya beat all odds that come with albinism to score 455 out the possible 500 marks.
Her teachers on Tuesday told the Nation that she braved long spells of poor health due to her condition to remain a top performer throughout her primary education.
Kakuya has been leading her class since she joined the school for her Early Child Development Education.
Teachers and parents at the school broke into song and dance after learning of her impressive performance.
The school’s head-teacher Mukoya Nambande said the ever cheerful girl had done the school proud.
“We knew she would score highly in KCPE because of her consistent performance. She has always topped,” said Mr Nambande.
Teachers, who describer her as very disciplined, hard working and a role model, said the girl is a gifted dancer and handball player.
Her father is a manager at West Kenya Sugar while the mother is a lecturer at Kibabi University.
Kakuya, who is a good public speaker, told the Nation that her dream is to become a neurosurgeon.
Source: Daily Nation